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Litquake’s Epicenter: Peter Carey | North Beach

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Tosca Cafe | 242 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Litquake presents author Peter Carey –– author of Theft: A Love Story, My Life as a Fake, and more-at the monthly Epicenter series in North Beach.

This is Carey’s only appearance in San Francisco for his latest novel, The Chemistry of Tears. He will be in conversation with Litquake’s Elise Proulx. Book sales and signing to follow.

Peter Carey is a literary chameleon, whose nine works of long-form fiction have spanned the stylistic gamut from speculative to historical to epistolary. He’s written the fictionalized story of his native Australia’s most famous antihero (Ned Kelly) and turned the British classic Great Expectations on its head. He is one of only two authors to have won the Man Booker Prize twice (J. M. Coetzee is the other), in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang.

Carey’s new novel, The Chemistry of Tears, focuses on a clockwork automaton and its particular fascination for a grieving woman.

The Epicenter embraces a theater of ideas between writers and readers with a literary conversation followed by audience Q&A, book sales and signing. Admission is free, cocktails recommended. Capacity is limited, so come early.

Co-presented by City Lights Books and Tosca Cafe

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Cost: FREE
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Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, San Francisco
Venue: Tosca Cafe
Address: 242 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA