When McSweeney's author Deb Olin Unferth was asked about her writing process on her debut novel Vacation by Bookslut, she replied: "Each morning, I woke up and said, 'I have to write this or I will die.' " Lucky for Unferth--and for us--she finished the book, a lovely and surreal tale of a man who stalks his wife, believing she is having an affair. Tonight, Unferth reads at Amanda Stern's always-entertaining Happy Ending music and reading series. Also on the program are graphic artist Cristy C. Road (Bad Habits: A Love Story) and skillful storyteller Keith Lee Morris (The Dart League King) with music by singer-songwriter Bronwen Exter.
Wed., Oct. 22, 8 p.m., 2008