Santi: Lives of Modern Saints is an anthology of short stories edited by Luca Dipierro and N. Frank Daniels, and is the first release from Black Arrow Studio & Press. Santi brings together some of the most original new voices in contemporary fiction from the U. S. and Italy like Dan Chaon, Rob Roberge, David R. Matthews, John Sheppard, Grant Bailie, Roy Kesey, James P. Othmer, Greg Downs, Giona A. Nazzaro, Claudio Morandini, and more.
Revisiting the ancient genre of hagiography (from ancient Greek: biography of saints), Santi is a playful interpretation of religious images and myths. Twenty-six provocative tales of madness, murder, redemption, innocence, sin, salvation, love, and folly peer deeply into the human psyche.
A 452-page elegant volume with over fifty illustrations by Rachel Bradley, Santi includes an audio CD entitled Where's My Halo? with five stories from the book read by actors and manipulated by five bands from America and Europe: sin ropas, Blake/e/e/e, absinthe (provisoire), Polmo Polpo, and Garland of Hours.
Join us for an evening of short stories and music from Santi featuring the authors, Luca Dipierro and N. Frank Daniels, the illustrator, Ruth Bradley, and musician Danni Iosello of the band sin ropas, which is featured on the CD included in the book. A band will also be performing.
Added by Wordsmiths Books on March 4, 2008