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WORD Presents Jon Raymond for FREEBIRD

    03/04/2018 - 6:00pm

    About the Author

    Jon Raymond is the author of the novels Rain Dragon and The Half-Life, and the short story collection Livability, winner of the Oregon Book Award. He is also the screenwriter of the film Meek's Cutoff and cowriter of the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, winner of five Emmy Awards. Raymond's writing has appeared in Tin House, The Village Voice, Bookforum, Artforum, Playboy, Zoetrope, and other publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

    About the Book 

    The Singers, an all-American family in the California style, are about to lose everything. Anne is a bureaucrat in the Los Angeles Office of Sustainability whose ideals are compromised by a proposal from a venture capitalist seeking to privatize the city's wastewater. Her brother, Ben, a former Navy SEAL, returns from Afghanistan disillusioned and struggling with PTSD, and starts down a path toward a radical act of violence. And Anne's teenage son, Aaron, can't decide if he should go to college or pitch it all and hit the road. They all live inside the long shadow of the Singer patriarch Grandpa Sam, whose untold experience of the Holocaust shapes his family's moral character to the core.

    About the Co-Presenter

    Domenick Ammirati writes fiction and criticism. An excerpt of his novel-in-progress, The Bottom of the Top, received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition; another appeared in Bomb  in 2016. Sometimes he publishes things places: Frieze, Mousse, Dis, Artforum, South as a State of Mind, LARB, etc. In 2016–17, he served as an editor for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. An authentic South Carolinian, he currently resides in postal zone 11385.

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    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781941040836
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Tin House Books - January 23rd, 2018

    The Singers, an all-American family in the California style, are about to lose everything. Anne is a bureaucrat in the Los Angeles Office of Sustainability whose ideals are compromised by a proposal from a venture capitalist seeking to privatize the city's wastewater.


    $5.00
    SKU: rayvoucher

    $5 Admission to see Jon Raymond on Sunday, March 4th at 6pm at WORD Bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Your voucher can be used towards anything in store, including Jon's book!