Celebrate small independent presses with Elephant Rock Books! They’ll be joined by Akashic Books, Black Balloon Press, and C&R Press for an evening of readings from Jacob Appel (The Biology of Luck), Robert Antoni (As Flies to Whatless Boys), Bruce McEver (Scaring Up the Morning), and Paul Kwaitkowski (And Every Day Was Overcast). Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. Both men have staked their romantic future on her.
As Flies to Whatless Boys has been longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary AwardWinner of the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize Included in World Literature Today's Nota Benes, Summer 2014 One of Edwidge Danticat's Best Books of 2013, the New Yorker A Favorite Novel of 2013, Tin House
Bruce McEver's words move us to the silence behind them, as the world itself is merely the image of its larger purpose. His poems impress with the sincerity that comes from immeasurable loss and tender regard. -J. D. McClatchy Bruce McEver writes poems with his head and heart but also with his ear, which is keenly attuned to the soundscape of simple English.
"This illustrated novel about growing up poor near the swamps of South Florida has a lurid vibrancy."--New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide, Dwight Garner"A completely original and clearheaded voice."--Ira Glass, host of This American Life