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Summer Reading: Eteraz, Shreve, Khong, Bernard + Mouton

June 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

featuring
Ali Eteraz
critically acclaimed memoirist
(Children of Dust),
and author of the novel Native Believer
“Merciless, intellectually lacerating, and brutally funny, Native Believer is not merely a Gonzo panorama of Muslim America–it’s one of the most incisive novels I’ve ever read on America itself. Here, sex, money, and violence all stake their claims on treacherously shifting identities–and neither love nor god is an escape.”
–Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood

Porter Shreve
New York Times notable
author, teacher, and essayist
(The End of the Book, When The White House Was Ours)
“Porter Shreve’s The End of the Book is audacious, affecting and elegiac, a terrific novel about a century of American letters that hums with the artist’s deep desire to last.” — Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

Rachel Khong
(California Sunday, The Believer)
Executive Editor of Lucky Peach
and author of the forthcoming novel
Goodbye, Vitamin
“Rachel Khong’s first novel sneaks up on you — just like life, illness and heartbreak. And love. A million small, human and often deeply funny details gather force to tell a tale that is ultimately incredibly poignant.”
—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man

Sean Bernard
author of Studies in the Hereafter
and
Desert Sonorous,
winner of the 2014 Juniper Prize
“This collection works by stealth, like alien lights sweeping over a desert plain. All the wreckage of American life, Tucson style, is here on display: the margaritas and air-conditioning, the lost believers caught in a life most theirs the moment before it slips from their palms. What Sean Bernard does so well, with his versatile rhythmic style, is to get you to care about such overheated characters, all of them aliens.”―Edie Meidav, Juniper Prize for Fiction judge and author of Lola, California

Tommy Mouton
poet, fiction writer
& Steinbeck Fellow
author of What We Do Cherish

Free Admission
Cash Bar Exotica
Doors at 5.30,
Reading at 6.00

Details

Date:
June 4, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.babylonsalon.com

Venue

The Armory Club
1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Phone:
415-431-5300
Website:
http://www.armoryclub.com/