An evening of ghost stories with William T Vollmann
Thursday, July 24, 2014, Doors 7:00 p.m., Reading 7:30 P.M., Location: undisclosed, by invitation.
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Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? William T Vollmann's work often dwells in the shadowy borderland between the nocturnal and the waking state always defying catagorization. Join us for this rare appearance as he reads from his new collection of ghost stories in an historic San Francisco location. These eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann's stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.
The collection is titled Last Stories and Other Stories and is published by Viking Press. In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic.
How to attend:
The event is free to the public. To gain admittance attendees are required to pick up a black envelope containing an invitation and venue coordinates from the front counter at City Lights Bookstore. Black envelopes shall be available beginning Monday, July 14. No reservations shall be taken and envelopes must be claimed in person. Attendance is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Mr. Vollmann will be signing copies of the featured title after his reading.
William T Vollmann is an award winning novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, essayist, and painter. He is the author of ten novels, four short story collections, nine works of non-fiction, and numerous limited special editions. His novel Europe Central won the 2005 National Book Award.