Dog-Eared Books Official Book Club
WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 10 AM
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books
In nineteen razor-sharp essays, The Hard Crowd spans literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, including pieces on Jeff Koons, Denis Johnson, and Marguerite Duras. Kushner takes us on a journey through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing.
Rachel Kushner has established herself as a master of the essay form. In The Hard Crowd, she gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times—and illuminates the themes and real-life terrain that underpin her fiction.
“She seems to work with a muse and a nail gun, so surprisingly yet forcefully do her sentences pin reality to the page.” – Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us August 26, for a thoughtful and entertaining discussion about The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate. No registration necessary.
Dates and books of upcoming Dog-Eared Books Official Book Club:
September 23 at 10 AM. The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner
October 14 at 10 AM. The Removed by Brandon Hobson
November 11 at 10 AM. The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez
December 9 at 10 AM. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead