The Summer of Gatsby begins FRIDAY - who’s joining us for 10pm screenings tomorrow? Click here to buy tickets.
Los Angeles-based novelist Rachel Kushner’s new book, The Flamethrowers, follows a young protagonist from land speed trials in the Utah salt flats to the downtown art world of 1970s New York to the milieu of massive upheaval in Italy in 1977. Her exhilarating novel has been roundly praised by the likes of the New Yorker, and she will present it on Thursday, May 9, at a Happy Hour Salon from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.) along with local novelists Nathaniel Rich and Zachary Lazar.
See more information about the event here and read the Room 220 interview with Kushner here.
“When someone asks, ‘Which three books have meant the most to you?’ I can answer without having to think: The Great Gatsby, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, and Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. All three have been indispensable to me (both as a reader and as a writer); yet if I were forced to select only one, I would unhesitatingly choose Gatsby. Had it not been for Fitzgerald’s novel, I would not be writing the kind of literature I am today.” - Haruki Murakami
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