Come join Celeste Rita Baker and me at the Cornelia St. Café for a delightful early-evening reading of new fiction!
I’ll be reading from my soon-to-be-completed next novel, The Condor’s Shadow, and from Problems of Translation, my recently published novel, called “An insanely amusing adventure that has a deep love of language at its belly-shaking core” (Gary Shteyngart), “a merry yearlong chase around the globe” (Kirkus Reviews), and “a zany and surprisingly philosophical adventure” (Portland Review, four stars). Also a Shelf Unbound 2015 Notable Book, by the way.
Celeste will read from Belly, Back, and Side, her recently published story collection that “balance(s) heartache and hilarity with poetic, uncompromising prose” (Daniel José Older), providing “tales of wisdom, wonderment, and new world lore” (Sheree Renée Thomas), and her novel-in-progress about a saint who reluctantly finds herself in the body of a Black woman in the New York of 50 years hence.
Celeste and I will be signing copies of our respective books after the reading. A few books will be available for purchase, or bring your copy with you, if you like, and its author will sign it for you right there. Author-signed thank-you cards will be there for those of you who’ve purchased an ebook. (Absolutely no pressure to buy a book, though.)
Come if you can! It will be a great evening, and you’re pretty sure to enjoy it.
The date is May 11, a Wednesday; the time is from 6-7:30 pm; it’s at 29 Cornelia Street, and a $9 cover will include a free glass of wine.