Joseph Keckler - DRAGON AT THE EDGE OF A FLAT WORLD

Start: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Joseph Keckler will be introduced by Mary Ellen Carroll

Joseph Keckler's signatures are his magnificent three-plus-octave operatic voice and the mesmerizing stories he tells. Combining original pieces with material from his acclaimed performances, Keckler confirms his storytelling mastery, revealing still more of himself on the page.

In these tales, one can't easily draw a line between reality, embellishment, and fantasy. Odd jobs and odder employers: what is it like to work for a blind man who runs an art gallery? Or for an aging club kid who administers a university classics department? These outre characters make an artful spectacle of daily life. Some strive to be center stage and others struggle to be seen, but all soldier on in the margins. In this world, you may board a familiar bus or train and find yourself in some shady netherworld, or skipping past midnight on New Year's Eve. There is sex with ghosts. And the incessant GPS voice that mocks the last moments of a longtime love.

A celebration of the ridiculous and a tour through stations of longing, this diverse collection will thrill devotees and new fans alike.


Joseph Keckler is a vocalist, writer, and artist who possesses "the sensibility of a magician, a trickster's dark humor, and a formidable musical and literary erudition" (The New York Times). He performs widely, including at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, SXSW, Miami Art Basel, Centre Pompidou, and his work has been featured on WNYC Soundcheck and BBC America. Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World is his first book.

Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World: Portraits and Revelations Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9781885983251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turtle Point Press - November 21st, 2017