Rachel Cantor & Hannah Tinti

Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 PM
Rachel Cantor presents A Highly Unlikely Scenario
In conversation with Hannah Tinti

In the not-too-distant future of A Highly Unlikely Scenario, competing fast food factions rule the world. Medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians struggle for control over secret mystical knowledge, and book clubs are revolutionary movements. Rachel Cantor’s dazzling debut fuses futuristic science fiction with ancient mysticism in a novel that’s earned comparisons to Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, and Kurt Vonnegut. Cantor’s work has been praised by fellow writers including A. L. Kennedy, Jim Crace, Emily St. John Mandel, and Hannah Tinti, who writes, "In this extraordinary novel, Rachel Cantor explores questions of self-knowledge, true love and family, all while saving the world--and winning readers--in the past, present, and future." Tinti, editor of One Story magazine and author of the novel The Good Thief, talks with Cantor tonight about philosophy, history, religion, humor, mystery and time-travel.

Event date: 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612192642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House Publishing - January 14th, 2014

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