Screenwriter and novelist Rudy Wurlitzer, who cut a legendary swathe across the Hollywood mainstream of the '70s and '80s with outsider classics like Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop, Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Alex Cox's Walker, and later, Bertolucci's Little Buddha, among others, will be doing ONE EVENT ONLY to celebrate the publication of his new novel, THE DROP EDGE OF YONDER (Two Dollar Radio, April 1). He'll be reading with his friend, novelist Scott Spencer, at 192 Books on Thursday, April 3 (free, but advance reservations required; 192books.com).
The Drop Edge of Yonder is reviewed in the new issue of Bookforum by noted critic Erik Davis, who describes it is "a genre farce with oracular power—a Queen of Hearts sutra, a court jester's Blood Meridian."
Recent praise for THE DROP EDGE OF YONDER:
"A mystic western possessed of anarchic charms and incantatory beauty" -- Publisher's Weekly (starred review, 2/24)
"Wurlitzer opens up his cold-blooded prose veins with the blade of the western genre, and something sinister and mystically unsettling gushes out." -- Baltimore City Paper (2/6)
"One of the most purely, deeply thrilling, inspired, and inspiring American novels I've read in many years." -- Dennis Cooper
Official Website: http://www.192books.com
Added by LACerand on March 22, 2008