“The Future Won’t Be Long” Book Talk | SF
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The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Booksmith is pleased to bring Jarett Kobek, author of I Hate the Internet, into the store for his brilliant follow-up novel, The Future Won’t Be Long, a provocative, ecstatic story of friendship, sex, art, and ambition in the twilight days of New York City’s East Village (1986-1996).
The story centers on Adeline—featured years later in I Hate the Internet—a wealthy art student in New York City who chances upon a young man from the Midwest known only as Baby in a shady East Village squat. The two begin a fiery friendship which propels them through a decade of New York life punctuated by the deaths of Warhol, Basquiat, Wojnarowicz, by the Tompkins Square Park riots, and by the rise of club kid culture. Adeline is fiercely protective of Baby, but he soon takes over his own education. Once just a kid off the bus from Wisconsin, Baby soon finds himself at the center of the club kid social scene, cavorting with Michael Alig and James St. James at The Tunnel, Limelight, and Alig’s infamous “Outlaw Party” at a midtown McDonald’s.
Free, an RSVP is appreciated but not required.