RR: This Book Is Not For You

November 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.
To celebrate the release of This Book Is Not for You, Daniel A. Hoyt and a handful of other Dzanc Books writers — including Jason Tougaw, Emma Smith-Stevens, and Julian Tepper — will read from their work. Utilizing an innovative mashup of genres, ranging from pulp fiction, dark comedy, and metafiction, This Book Is Not for You charts the actions of nineteen-year-old Neptune, a misfit and punk haunted by the death of his parents. Having fallen in with an anarchist group determined to blow up a university building, he steals the dynamite instead, igniting an entirely different brand of trouble: the murder of his mentor; a three-way manhunt; and the mystery of the Ghost Machine, a Sony Walkman that replays snippets from his own dark past. Told in a nonstop chain of Chapter Ones, Daniel A. Hoyt’s debut novel explores the clash between chaos and calm, the instinct for self-destruction and the longing for redemption. Booklist calls it “a searing meditation on violence and its subsequent grief, told by a vicious spitfire hellbent on ridding the world of hate.”

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