“Last Day on Earth” Book Talk | SF
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Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA
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Eric Puchner talks about his new collection of short stories Last Day on Earth, with Tom Barbash.
A boy on the edge of adolescence fears his mother might be a robot; a psychotically depressed woman is entrusted with taking her niece and nephew trick-or-treating; a reluctant dad brings his baby to a coke-fueled party; a teenage boy tries to prevent his mother from putting his estranged father’s dogs to sleep. Ranging from a youth arts camp to an aging punk band’s reunion tour, from a dystopian future where parents no longer exist to a ferociously independent bookstore, Last Day on Earth revolves around the endlessly complex, frequently surreal system that is family.