Time: 16.00 - 18.00
Place: Book Soup
8818 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
Dennis Cooper and Penny-Ante present authors Lonely Christopher and Joseph Mattson at Book Soup (West Hollywood) Sunday February 6th at 4:00pm. Showcasing two titles from Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series (Akashic Books), Lonely Christopher will sign and read from his new title, The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse and will be accompanied by guest author Joseph Mattson (Empty the Sun, Eat Hell) who will read f...rom Matthew Stokoe’s recently reissued Cows. Please join us for an afternoon celebration of two phenomenal literary works and refreshments.
About The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse:
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Akashic Books (January 11, 2011)
Amazon: The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse
The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, a radical map of shortcomings in our daily experiences in the form of a debut story collection, presents thematically related windows into serious emotional trouble and monstrous love. Lonely Christopher combines a striking emotional grammar, reminiscent of Gertrude Stein’sThree Lives, with an unyielding imagination in the lovely/ugly architecture of his stories.
About the Author:
Lonely Christopher is the author of several poetry chapbooks and is a contributor to the poetry volume Into (Seven Circles Press). His plays have been published, staged in New York City and internationally, and released in Mandarin translation. His fiction received Pratt Institute’s 2009 Thesis Award. He is a founding member of the small press The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual journal Correspondence. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Praise for Matthew Stokoe’s Cows:
“[A] phantasmagoria of extreme violence, death, sex, bestiality, self-surgery, torture, and a really, really, really bad mother-son relationship, all of which takes what the marquis de Sade did and pushes it down the road a little farther. Stokoe is an able craftsman, which makes the content all the more horrifying as he blasts through boundaries and finds increasingly twisted ways of making readers squirm.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Stokoe’s vision of Hell is a carnivore’s nightmare. A powerful and all too possibly prophetic work.”
- Kathy Acker on Cows
“The word is out that Cows is every bit as dark and deranged as Iain Banks’ classic The Wasp Factory. It’s not: it’s even more so. Possibly the most visceral novel ever written.” (Kerrang!)