The novel is finally out! The book hit stores this past Tuesday, and the release reading is tomorrow at Book Court. I hope to see a lot of friends—old and new—there. I will be reading from the book, and discussing it with Andrew Duncan Worthington. There will be wine, laughter, and maybe some tears.
I was walking through Park Slope yesterday, and stopped into Community Bookstore. It was exciting to stumble on my own book on the shelf. I felt like Fante's Arturo Bandini when he sees his book on the Los Angeles department store shelf in Ask The Dust.
As excited as I am, I try to keep in mind some of Jeffrey Lewis' sage advice, particularly about reading reviews.