Thalia Book Club: Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son 25th Anniversary
Where: Symphony Space
212-864-1414 Price: $25
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Authors Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Amy Hempel (Reasons to Live), Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver), Michael Cunningham (The Hours), and Jenny Offill (Dept. of Speculation) celebrate the 25th anniversary of Denis Johnson‘s contemporary classic short story collection, with readings by Broadway and Hollywood actors. Jesus’ Son chronicles the grief and transcendence of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls; and inspired the film starring Billy Crudup, Holly Hunter, Denis Leary and Jack Black.
“Reading these stories is like reading ticker tape from the subconscious.” —The Nation
“A work of spare beauty and almost religious intensity.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Ferocious intensity. . . No American novelist since William Burroughs has so flagrantly risked ‘insensitivity’ in an effort to depict the pathology of addiction.” —The New York Times Book Review
At the Thalia Book Club, readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview and a conversation with the audience, plus book signings.