Friday, March 4, 7pm – Fiction
Mat Johnson author of Pym: A Novel ($24.00 Spiegel & Grau)
“Mat Johnson’s new novel is nothing short of fantastic, in every sense. I fell in love with the voice, the tone and the world of Pym. This is an adventure novel, a work of historical and social commentary, a rumination on identity. The only problem I could find with this novel is that I didn’t write it. It’s a beautiful piece of work.” – Percival Everett, author of I Am Not Sidney Poitier
“Pym reframes far more than Poe – it reframes everything American, from the whiteness of Ahab’s whale to Detroit bus drivers; from DNA testing to tenure review; from Gatsbyesque dreams of romantic love to the dream of Utopia; from our fear of life to our love of death. No one today writes inside the brilliant black mind better.” – Alice Randall, author of the Wind Done Gone and Rebel Yell.