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Seth Rogoff presents his new book, FIRST, THE RAVEN: A PREFACE

Submitted by Emily on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:41pm

Friday, September 8, 7:00 PM
Seth Rogoff presents his new book, FIRST, THE RAVEN: A PREFACE

Sy Kirschbaum has spent almost twenty years in Prague translating legendary Czech dissident Jan Horak’s samizdat masterpiece, Blue, Red, Gray. On the cusp of finishing, he is called back to his Maine hometown to see his troubled former lover, Ida Fields, now the wife of their childhood friend Gabe Slatky. But before he can see her, Sy must meet with Gabe for an evening at a local bar, an encounter that becomes a test of their old friendship and their dueling accounts of reality. In the conversation that follows, narratives of past and present—of art and life—interweave with perfect inevitability, yet with unpredictable, even shocking consequences, spiraling Sy and Gabe into confusion, doubt, and despair, without quite eroding, perhaps, the possibility of hope.  FIRST, THE RAVEN: A PREFACE is a quietly yet profoundly radical work, as ingenious as a print by Escher or a Möbius strip: the Reader must glide along its whole immaculately ramified length before realizing how deeply life, despite its unceasing, nearly flawless appearance of normalcy, is upside down.

Event date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
First, the Raven: A Preface Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944697440
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sagging Meniscus Press - September 15th, 2017