March 12, 2013 - 7:00 PM
242 Columbus Ave.
Join us at the Epicenter for the launch of The Fun Parts, a new hilarious and deeply felt story collection from bestselling author Sam Lipsyte. Sam will be in conversation with San Francisco novelist Joshua Mohr. Book sales and signings to follow.
The Fun Parts includes: A boy eats his way to self-discovery, while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. An aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. A grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula. A doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of “the real-ass jumbo.” And a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986.
Lipsyte expertly works the line between hilarity and pathos. —The New York Times Book Review
About the Authors: Sam Lipsyte & Joshua Mohr
Sam Lipsyte is the author of two story collections, The Fun Parts and Venus Drive, and three novels: The Ask, The Subject Steve and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.
Joshua Mohr is the author of four novels: Termite Parade, Some Things that Meant the World to Me, Damascus, and his newest, Fight Song. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.
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