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JC: Elan Mastai Presents ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS w/ Jonathan Tropper

    02/07/2017 - 7:30pm

     

    This event takes place at our Jersey City store.

    Join us to celebrate the release of Elan Mastai's book ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS in conversation with Jonathan Tropper.

    You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. 

    But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and maybe, just maybe his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom's search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future our future is supposed to be.

    Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He has had five films produced from his screenplays, most recently What If, which starred Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver. In 2013, “Variety” named Elan one of its Ten Screenwriters to Watch. Upcoming film projects include Get Over It, based on an episode of the Peabody-winning radio show “This American Life” and produced by Ira Glass. All Our Wrong Todays is his first novel.

    RSVPs encouraged but not required.

    All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781101985137
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

    One of Wall Street Journal’s Best of 2017

    “Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”Entertainment Weekly

    “[An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post


    This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780452296367
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    Published: Dutton - July 6th, 2010

    A riotously funny, emotionally raw New York Times bestselling novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not.


    One Last Thing Before I Go: A Novel Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780142196816
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    Published: Dutton - May 28th, 2013

    The bestselling author of This Is Where I Leave You returns with a hilarious and heart-rending tale about one familiy's struggle to reconnect.