Tonight: Mark Danielewski at St. Joseph's!
Monday, October 22, 7:30 PM
OFFSITE EVENT: St. Joseph’s College, Tuohy Auditorium (245 Clinton Avenue)
Mark Z. Danielewski presents a dramatic reading of The Fifty Year Sword
The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella: a ghost story for grownup readers, originally published in a small edition and only now available for wider audiences. In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller's tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold. Danielewski presents a staged reading of the novella, with original music composed and performed by world-renowned pianist/NPR host Christopher O'Riley. Free admission. St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Avenue. Staff will direct guests to the Tuohy Auditorium, and Danielewski will sign copies of his books following the reading. Join us for an atmospheric pre-Halloween event!
Please note: Customers who purchase Danielewski's new novel The Fifty Year Sword from Greenlight will be given priority in the signing line. Upon purchase (either online, in store, or at the event), each customer will be assigned a pass with a "group number" indicating his/her place in the signing line. Passes will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Books and passes may be picked up in the bookstore on or after the book's publication date, October 16, or at the event. Customers without passes (did not buy their copy from Greenlight) and those with large quantities of books may be asked to wait at the end of the line for signing.