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Book Party for Shadowplay & The Mothering Coven in NYC


Book party for Shadowplay & The Mothering Coven

Norman Lock, Joanna Ruocco, and Gary Lutz read for Ellipsis Press

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 4-7PM

at Barbès | 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY

Come celebrate the launch of new Ellipsis Press titles by Norman Lock and Joanna Ruocco. A hypnotic tale of artistic obsession, Norman Lock’s SHADOWPLAY tells the story of a Javanese shadow-puppet master. “Wise up and get all you can of Lock,” says Gordon Lish. Joanna Ruocco’s THE MOTHERING COVEN is a “work of wonder” (Carole Maso), a singular act of prose daring. Also reading will be special guest and short story master: Gary Lutz.

Note from me:

I’ve read every book that Ellipsis Press has published, have published reviews of the first two, Waste and Fog & Car, finished one of The Mothering Coven, and just finished reading Shadowplay. Each book is inventive and engaging, and has a singular voice, no small achievement.

  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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