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May 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0Free
Rodrigo Fresán discusses his new novel, The Bottom of the Sky.
Praise for Rodrigo Fresán
“It’s the book of the future, the book that begins to write itself when everything has ended: the story of two young people in love with planets, and of a disturbingly beautiful girl. Between Bioy Casares and Philip K. Dick, but with a voice all its own, it is both powerful and artistic.”—Enrique Vila-Matas
“I’ve read few novels this exciting in recent years. Mantra is the novel I’ve laughed with the most, the one that has seemed the most virtuosic and at the same time the most disruptive.”—Roberto Bolaño
“A kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room.”—Jonathan Lethem
“Rodrigo Fresán is a marvelous writer, a direct descendent of Adolfo Bioy Casares and Jorge Luis Borges, but with his own voice and of his own time, with a fertile imagination, daring and gifted with a vision as entertaining as it is profound.”—John Banville
About The Bottom of the Sky
At its core, The Bottom of the Sky is a novel about two young boys in love with other planets and a disturbingly beautiful girl. An homage to the history of American science fiction, it’s also about the Gulf War, 9/11, and a mysterious “incident.” It’s like a Kurt Vonnegut novel told by David Lynch through the lens of Philip K. Dick.