A star at the heart of our literary constellations for decades, from the bestselling A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius to McSweeney’s, Dave Eggers returns to Kepler’s for the release of his latest fiction work, The Parade.
Eggers is a staunch supporter of independent bookstores, the founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia in San Francisco, and a writer who consistently champions humanist ideals through empathetic literature. His characters-- deeply realized, flawed, and driven by extremes-- offer readers moral complexity alongside careful critique into modernity. Distinct, meaningful, enjoyable... Eggers is, in short, the perfect read, noted for his postmodern and deeply sincere approach.
Join us on April 3rd to hear Dave Eggers speak about a powerful piece of new writing.
The Parade has already garnered positive reviews for its tight, beautiful prose: a spare portrait of two very different men attempting to lay a roadway in an unnamed country long rent by civil war, it uses specific characters in ambiguous yet familiar settings to highlight present-day concerns. For this style, Kirkus describes Eggers as “the only living American writer for whom the term Hemingway-esque meaningfully applies.”
How often do we have the opportunity to hear the living embodiment of future western canon, in person?
At least once, on April 3rd at Kepler’s Books.
UPDATE: Joining Dave Eggers in conversation will be Pushcart-Prize winning poet Sally Wen Mao.