Authors Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver), Michael Cunningham (The Hours), and Jenny Offill (Dept. of Speculation) celebrate the 25th anniversary of Denis Johnson's contemporary classic short story collection, with readings by Billy Crudup and Chris Bauer (True Blood).
Jesus' Son chronicles the grief and transcendence of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls; and inspired the film starring Billy Crudup, Holly Hunter, Denis Leary and Jack Black.
*Please note: Due to a schedule conflict, Amy Hempel is no longer able to participate in this event.*
"Reading these stories is like reading ticker tape from the subconscious." --The Nation
"A work of spare beauty and almost religious intensity." --Entertainment Weekly
"Ferocious intensity. . . No American novelist since William Burroughs has so flagrantly risked 'insensitivity' in an effort to depict the pathology of addiction." --The New York Times Book Review
At the Thalia Book Club, readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview and a conversation with the audience, plus book signings.