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NYC Book Launch: Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem
Mar 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Celebrated author Jonathan Lethem returns to powerHouse Arena to release his latest short story collection, packed with tales full of his trademark candor, with, and human connectivity that made him a household name.
About Lucky Alan:
The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns this winter with nine stories that demonstrate his mastery of the short form. A foundling child is rescued from the woods during a blizzard in “Traveler Home”; a political prisoner is found in a hole in a Brooklyn street in “Procedure in Plain Air”; characters from forgotten comics are stranded on a desert island in “Their Back Pages.” Each tale in Lucky Alan and Other Stories locates itself squarely in a universe readers will recognize as entirely and uniquely Lethem-esque.
As with his celebrated novels, the stories in Lucky Alan reveal the uncanny lurking in the mundane, the irrational self-defeat seeping through our upstanding pursuits, and the tragic undertow of the absurd worlds in which we live. And, as we’ve come to expect in all his work, this volume also gives us humor and poignancy working in harmony, humans striving desperately for connection, and words finding themselves misaligned to deeds, all unfolding in sentence after glorious sentence.