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When:   May 7, 2008 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   Readings in NYC May 7 BookCourt, May 11 KGB Bar, June 4 Bluestockings. For locations see:
Price:   Free
Type:   Arts

 Debut novel Blind Speed (click for more info)

Not since Don DeLillo and George Saunders has a writer caught the humor and irreverent seriousness of our time like Barkan in his novel Blind Speed.

Here is the buzz on Blind Speed:

"Blind Speed is a rip-roaring read that will propel you to the next page until you laugh your way across the finish line. Rarely does a novel manage to capture so many facets of the culture at large--from political campaigns to rock bands to a fortune-teller in Iowa who creates chaos. This is a brilliant novel of ideas, as American as Kerouac careening along an interstate highway. Cool prose and piercing insights from a hot new talent."
Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus

"Part farce, part political satire, part metafiction, Blind Speed is a rich fictional stew. Josh Barkan has written an energetic modern-day picaresque."
Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher

"Blind Speed is a crazy-assed adventure of a novel, one that hilariously explores the serious issues of this era and every other: faith, love, ambition and its discontents, the possibility of spiritual regeneration, not to mention sibling rivalry and where to get a drink late at night in Boston. Josh Barkan has written a book that is whip-smart, but whose central allure resides in its oversized heart."
Steve Almond, author of (Not that You Asked) and Candyfreak


Click here for book description, reading times, and where to buy: . . Available at Amazon, here.






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