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Barry Gifford: THE CUBAN CLUB (in conversation with Willy Vlautin)
December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening with author Barry Gifford, in conversation with Willy Vlautin about Gifford’s new story collection, THE CUBAN CLUB.
Barry Gifford is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into thirty languages. His most recent books include The Up-Down, Writers, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems, The Roy Stories, and Landscape with Traveler. Gifford lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. More at www.barrygifford.net.
“Gifford, a master of the short story…can sum up in a few words the cruelty, horror, and crushing banality that shape an entire life.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The way Barry Gifford lets people talk articulates everything about their unfamiliar inner lives, and ours.”—Boston Globe
“Barry Gifford is America’s offbeat Dostoevsky.”—Vice Magazine
“Barry Gifford invented his own American vernacular—William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly.”—Jonathan Lethem
“Gifford cuts right through to the heart of what makes a good novel readable and entertaining…The way Barry Gifford does it, it’s high art.”—Elmore Leonard
“What Gifford does with just a few pages is nothing short of magical. These very short stories straddle innocence and experience, good and evil. His tales are always dense with information, yet register with dreamlike intensity and have the resonance of an epiphany.”—Jim Ruland, author of Forest of Fortune