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Reading: Toni Sala, "The Boys," Febraury 24th

 

Winner of the 2014 Premis de la Critica, Catalonia's most prestigious LIterary Award

"A compelling existential mystery . . . a sort of Catalan answer to Russell Banks' The Sweet Hereafter with a closing as haunting as a tale by Poe. Altogether brilliant."  Kirkus, starred review


"Sala is a master of meditation, and the excitement and intrigue are never sacrificed despite digressive passages on Internet alienation, art, violence, phrases of grief, the Spanish recession, and love. One hopes this tremendous novel, already an award-winner overseas, will receive the attention it deserves here." Publishers Weekly, starred review


 

By Toni Sala, Mara Faye Lethem (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781931883498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Two Lines Press - November 10th, 2015

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

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POEM of the MOMENT

Approximately Forever 

She was changing on the inside
it was true what had been written
 
The new syntax of love
both sucked and burned
 
The secret clung around them
She took in the smell
 
Walking down a road to nowhere
every sound was relevant
 
The sun fell behind them now
he seemed strangely moved
 
She would take her clothes off
for the camera
 
she said in plain english
but she wasn’t holding that snake
 
         -- C. D. Wright from Steal Away: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2002).

 

 

 

 

 

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