The Pacific Standard Fiction Series - Inaugural Night
featuring Joshua Ferris and Porochista Khakpour
and hosted by Garth Risk Hallberg
Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 7:00 p.m.
82 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
(between St. Marks and Bergen; convenient to most trains)
Books available on-site!
Drink specials chosen by dartboard!
Pass it on!
Joshua Ferris' debut novel, THEN WE CAME TO THE END, was a finalist for this year's National Book Award. Mr. Ferris' shorter fiction has appeared in the BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES series and the NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH series, and in THE IOWA REVIEW and PRAIRIE SCHOONER. He lives in Brooklyn.
"Expansive, great-hearted and acidly funny....Even after moving on and rebuilding their lives, the employees who exit Ferris's unnamed firm come to miss it, the drudgery, the infuriations, the hours spent with this person or that who rankled and bugged and offended angels in heaven.' And the reader will be able to empathize, coming to the end of this perceptive and darkly entertaining novel." - New York Times Book Review
Porochista Khakpour's debut novel, SONS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS, has been named an "Editor's Choice" by The New York Times and one of "Fall's Best" by The Chicago Tribune. Ms. Khakpour graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars M.A. program, and has written for The Chicago Reader, The Village Voice, and Paper, among others. Born in Iran and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in Brooklyn.
"The characters burst from the page in fiery exchanges, while their chaotic inner lives are conveyed with witty precision....Khakpour's comic sense of familial tensions - particularly father-son enmity - is infectious." - The New Yorker
Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FAMILY.
The Pacific Standard Fiction Series aims to showcase the intense and varied literary energies of Brooklyn by pairing writers from the borough and beyond. We offer fine stories and appealing beverages in a civilized setting. In 2008, readings will take place the third Tuesday of every month...more or less.