12th & Pine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New York-based writer Robert Marshall reads from his electric debut novel, A SEPARATE REALITY (Carroll & Graf), at Giovanni's Room, at 12th & Pine in Center City, 5:30pm, FREE.

Marshall's debut has been variously described as "a failure to come of age story," a pitch-perfect literary assessment of '70s pop culture, and "a novel about the risks and appeal of the desire to be perfect; and the influence of an ex-hippie poet who encourages smoking pot, reading poetry and the writing of Carlos Castaneda." All of this and more is true, and this is one new voice on the fiction scene that you won't want to miss.

See also: The Literary Review on A SEPARATE REALITY.

"A Separate Reality beautifully depicts the poignant and bizarre condition called adolescence. It's a wonderful, imaginative work." – Lynne Tillman

Official Website: http://www.robertmarshall.net

Added by LACerand on February 15, 2007

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