Thursday, April 30, 7:30 PM
Akashic All-Stars: Punk New York, Past and Future
Eliza Factor, author of Love Maps
Nathan Larson, author of The Immune System
Stacy Wakefield, author of The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory
Beer reception to follow
Brooklyn independent publisher Akashic Books brings together the authors of three of its most exciting spring titles for a great evening of fiction and celebration! Love Maps is the second novel by Fort Greene writer Eliza Factor, author of The Mercury Fountain (which she launched at Greenlight in 2012); the new book is a meditation on love, violence, and the roots of creativity set in 1980s New York. Nathan Larson is an award-winning composer (formerly of the rock band Shudder to Think); his new novel The Immune System is the third book in his Dewey Decimal series of crime novels set in post-apocalyptic New York. Stacy Wakefield is the author of the photo/essay book Please Take Me Off the Guest List, as well as the seminal squatter’s memoir Not for Rent; her new novel The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory follows a young aspiring punk squatter in the East Village and Williamsburg in the 1990s. Join us for energetic readings by the three authors, followed by a beer reception and book signing.