Hope Floats

Wet hot American bummer: Chris Adrian's post-flood Magic Mountain

Ken Kalfus & Mark Z. Danielewski
Sept 24

In Kalfus's A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, Marshall and Joyce are going through a typical New York divorce, separated but still living together. One morning he arrives late to work at the World Trade Center, while she is scheduled to depart Newark on United flight 93. After narrowly avoiding disaster, each is secretly gleeful at the thought their other, bitter half has not been so lucky. Kalfus's tart black comedy follows this supremely selfish couple as they wage ferocious small-scale war through post–9-11 New York. Danielewski, author of the spooky-haunted- mansion novel House of Leaves, will read from his new mind-bender Only Revolutions. KGB Bar, 85 E 4th, 212-505-3360 K.S.

Neil Gaiman
Sept 28

Adrian: Saints elsewhere
photo: John Earle
Adrian: Saints elsewhere

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