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“Atlantic Hotel” Book Release | City Lights

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
City Lights Books | 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Just who is the narrator of Joáo Gilberto Noll s dark and mysterious Atlantic Hotel? First he books a room where a murder has just occurred, claiming he’s just arrived from the airport. But then he suddenly leaves the hotel, telling a cab driver he s an alcoholic headed for detox. After that he hops on an all-night bus headed across Brazil, where he begins to seduce a beautiful American woman. Next he says he s a soap opera actor, which is a bad ideait makes the people he s hitchhiking with want to kill him. Then he impersonates a priest. He travels to yet another town, and this time he knocks on a very wrong door.

The man who opens it has him in the crosshairs of a gunthe narrator passes out, and when he awakes something terrible is happening to him… Crossing the wanderings of a flaneur with the menacing mystery of a hard-boiled noir, and always leaving the narrator s identity in flux, Brazilian master Joáo Gilberto Noll ponders how any of us come to possess a sense of whoor whatwe are. Published right before his widely acclaimed Quiet Creature on the Corner, Noll s Atlantic Hotel is one of his best-known and most infamous works.”

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA