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Launch of Mouthquake by Daniel Allen Cox, with Sarah Schulman

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Event:
Launch of Mouthquake by Daniel Allen Cox, with Sarah Schulman
Start:
September 12, 2015 7:00 PM
End:
September 12, 2015 10:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
August 8, 2015
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Please join Daniel Allen Cox and Sarah Schulman for the launch of the novel Mouthquake (Arsenal Pulp Press). Both authors will read from their work.

Copies of Mouthquake will be available for purchase.

Reception at 7, readings at 7:30

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

About Mouthquake: Montreal, 1979. A boy’s speech starts to fracture along with the cement of le Stade olympique. Do they share a fault line? Daniel Allen Cox’s unconventional fourth novel tells the story of a boy with a stutter who grows up and uses sound to remember the past. A coming-of-age tale that telescopes through time like an amnesiac memoir, Mouthquake finds its strange beat in subliminal messages hidden in skipping records, in the stutters of celebrities, and in the wisdom of The Grand Antonio, a suspicious mystic who helps the narrator unlock the secret to his speech. This is a loudly exclaimed book of innuendo, rumours, and the tangled barbs of repressed memory that asks: How do you handle a troubling past event that behaves like a barely audible whisper? Written with a poetic bravado and in a structure that mimics a stutter, the elegiac Mouthquake is speech therapy for the bent: the signal is perverted and the sounds are thrilling.

From the Afterword by Sarah Schulman:

“Art both tells and transforms life. And it is through the juxtaposition of evocative, surprising language with intellectual awareness and the sharing of open consciousness that this process is conveyed with soul as long as the form emerges from the emotional center of the work. Daniel finds these connections and innovations within himself, partially through commitment, partially through instinct. It’s that thing we call talent.”

 

 

Author photo by Alison Slattery

Author photo by Alison Slattery

Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the novels Shuck, Krakow Melt, Basement of Wolves, Mouthquake, and the novella Tattoo This Madness In. He co-wrote the screenplay for Bruce LaBruce’s 2013 film Gerontophilia. Daniel was a 2015 writer-in-residence at the Zvona i Nari Library & Literary Retreat in Ližnjan, Croatia. He lives in Montreal, where he is vice president of Quebec Writers’ Federation. www.mouthquake.com

 

4_29_13-SarahSchulman, photo by bh Yael

Sarah Schulman‘s new novel, The Cosmopolitans, will be published in March 2016 by The Feminist Press. Her play Roe Versus Wade, will have a reading on Sunday, September 13, at 7 as part of the Howl Festival at 6 East 1st St between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, directed by Niegel Smith.

 

 

The Bureau serves beer, wine, and sparkling water for cash donations.

The Bureau is wheelchair accessible.

Gender-neutral bathrooms are available.

 

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