Rodrigo Fresan - BOTTOM OF THE SKY

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

At its core, The Bottom of the Sky is a novel about two young boys in love with other planets and a disturbingly beautiful girl. An homage to the history of American science fiction, it's also about the Gulf War, 9/11, and a mysterious "incident." It's like a Kurt Vonnegut novel told by David Lynch through the lens of Philip K. Dick.


Rodrigo Fresan is the author of several novels, including Kensington Gardens, The Invented Part, The Dreamed Part, and Mantra, the latter three all published or forthcoming from Open Letter Books. His works incorporate many elements from science fiction (Philip K. Dick in particular) alongside pop culture and literary references. According to Jonathan Lethem, "he's a kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room." Translator Will Vanderhyden received an MA in Literary Translation Studies from the University of Rochester. He has translated fiction by Carlos Labbe, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Juan Marse, Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, Rodrigo Fresan, and Elvio Gandolfo. He received NEA and Lannan fellowships to translate another of Fresan's novels, The Invented Part.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781940953786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Letter - May 29th, 2018