http://bgsqd.com/event/shelley-marlows-two-augusts-in-a-row-in-a-rowReading on Friday night at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division
Join us for a group reading of Shelley Marlow‘s new novel Two Augusts in a Row in a Row, NO. 007 FELLOW TRAVELERS SERIES,PUBLICATION STUDIO with PENNY ARCADE, STEPHEN BOYER, MICHELLE HANDELMAN, GEOFF HENDRICKS, DOUGLAS MARTIN, DEBBIE NADOLNEY, RENO, LOLLO ROMANSKI, RAFAEL SANCHEZ, BUZZ SLUTSKY, PAMELA SNEED, TONY TORN+LEE ANN BROWN, JACK WATERS, PLUS SURPRISE GUESTS
About Two Augusts In a Row In a Row:
A new entry in Publication Studio’s Fellow Travelers Series is always cause for delight. The series, devoted to works of sexual and political adventure that interdict the demands of the market, is perfect for Shelley Marlow and her beautiful, picaresque, Two Augusts In a Row In a Row. I’ve been dying for something first rate and innovative and have found this in Marlow’s writing. Marlow creates an unforgettable array of characters in “old New York,” for the book takes place at the turn of this century when I suppose NYC changed forever. Her hero, Phillip, a gender subversive, is the most enchanting and elusive central character in a novel since Cassandra in Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle. While many have compared Marlow to the late Jane Bowles, I would agree if only there was a loving and empathetic Jane Bowles, and now there is and here is her book.
—Kevin Killian, author of Spreadeagle
With spare, economical writing, Marlow creates rich parallel worlds in her debut novel Two Augusts in a Row. Marlow's gender-confounding narrator, Phillip/Phillomena, gives voice to the present moment in New York City, pre and post 9/11. In doing so, Marlow gives us that rare thing--a sad and humorous but character-driven narrative that is rife with life, with wisdom.
—Jeffery Renard Allen, author of the novel Song of the Shank
Shelley Marlow’s writing and visual work is published in several publications including LTTR, AlLuPiNiT, Drunken Boat, saint-lucy.com, The Literary Review, Zingmagazine, New Observations, and Log Illustrated. Notes in Kyzyl, published in the St. Petersburg Review, describes traveling to meet shamans in Siberia. Shelley Marlow is the fiction editor for Ping Pong Magazine out of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Marlow wrote the lyrics to a musical, UnKnot Turandot, performed at La Mama Theater, and presented International Witch Stories at the Italian Pavilion for the 48th Venice Biennial.
Group reading of Shelley Marlow’s new novel TWO AUGUSTS IN A ROW IN A ROWFebruary 27, 2015 7:00 pm -- 10 pm