This fast paced schizophrenic novel by the author of The Right Hand of Sleep and Canada’s Tongue, John Ray, who was named one of Granta’s best young novelists it 2007, confronts the anxiety of environmental collapse by entering the mind of a disturbed protagonist as he explores the interior of New York’s mythical spaces. An excellent companion to Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen, reviewed under. $31.00, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux (HC).
This intelligent psychological thriller, described by some as “Murakami-esque”, speculates on weather patterns, Doppelgängers,and tricks of memory. A strange and intriguing debut novel by Toronto-born author Rivka Galchen. HarperCollins, $29.95 (HC).
Joey says ‘Book launches are boring. Just sitting there listening to one dude read and read. So I will probably not read very much at this launch!’ Instead Joey asked Emily Horne, Ryan North, Kate Beaton and Derek McCormack read from his new book Overqualified out from ECW. Joey says ‘A bunch of short readings from interesting people sounds way better than a long reading from one dude!’ Agreed. The readings will be followed by two short sets from The Ghost is Dancing and Heaven. Joey says ‘Bands!’ Event takes place at 6 Nassau Recording Studio starting at 8pm, April 7th. 6 Nassau is on our street but at Spadina Ave., in the alley. ALL AGES + FREE.
Not to be missed, a rare appearance from Windsor exile Gustave Morin, author of A Penny Dreadful (Insomniac) and The Etcetera Barbecue (BookThug) as well as an uncountable number of his own samizdat concrete works and textual pranks, along with David Fujino, multi-talented actor, poet and horn player, the author most recently of Air Pressure (BookThug). Event begins at 7pm, Wednesday March 18th, and takes place in the store.