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Roman Muradov

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

presenting a polyphonic play of interconnected stories

from the new book

Vanishing Act

by Roman Muradov

from Fantagraphics Books

Written and drawn in thirteen styles, from comedy and confession to prophecy and interpretative dance, Vanishing Act is a polyphonic play of interconnected stories, synchronized in time and space on one melancholy evening. A paranoid man rehearses the upcoming party. A disheveled actor expounds on the conceptual potential of sitcoms. A beloved dog disappears into the Internet and starts a cult. A couple runs their argument in reverse. A bored seagull excretes the entire known universe. Vanishing Act is governed by one looping constraint that unifies all of the disparate threads: each following story starts in the middle of the previous one, overlapping until the end of the night, and back into the beginning of the book.

Roman Muradov is an award-winning author and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Paris ReviewVogue, and Lucky Peach, among others. He has also designed books for Penguin Random House, including the Penguin Classics Centennial Editions of James Joyce’s Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Muradov makes his home in San Francisco.

 

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Date:
December 11
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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City Lights Books
Phone:
415-362-8193

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City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Phone:
415-362-8193
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