It's poetry season! The Publicly Complex Reading Series will begin anew, afresh, and awash in words this Saturday, September the 26th. Aaron Apps, Megan Fernandes and Monica Ong Reed will read out loud accompanied by your delighted gasps and enthusiastic applause. There will also be cheese and wine. You'll be there, won't you? The fun starts at 6pm. Huzzah!
I think this gigantic poster (Thank you Walker Mettling!) says it all, but if you don't mind, I'll say it again: Ottessa Moshfegh reads from Eileen on September 22nd at 6pm (at Ada Books, of course). This book is the freaking bee's knees! It is the awesome sauce on an amazeballs sandwich! (Eileen is both sauce and sandwich in that "metaphor," by the way.) Just look what people are saying about it.
--"Moshfegh. . . writes beautiful sentences. One after the other they unwind — playful, shocking, wise, morbid, witty, searingly sharp." Lily King, NY Times
-- "I thought of The Bell Jar while reading this novel. In some respects Eileen is the odd double of Plath’s Esther Greenwood." Lydia Kiesling, The Guardian
-- "Eileen is more sinister than the rest of us," Clancy Martin, Bookforum.
-- "Eileen adopts convention and dips it into murky Moshfeghian brown, which is more staunch bleakness and delightful filth than any antique sepia." Porochista Khakpour, LA Times.
-- "This book is the freaking bee's knees! It is the awesome sauce on an amazeballs sandwich!" Brent Legault, Stubborn purveyor of an outmoded technology
Books will be for sale the night of the show. In fact, I have oodles of them on the shelves right now, if you'd like to beat the crush (of perspiring humanity). Ottessa will sign your book if you ask her politely. Ditto for answering questions. And like any reading worth its salt, there'll be plenty of milling, and mingling, and drinking. You won't want to miss this!
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