JIM KRUSOE reads and signs his novel PARSIFAL

Parsifal (Tin House Books)

Jim Krusoe, described by The New York Times Book Review as "among the foremost creators of surreal ­Americana," launches his new novel, Parsifal!

Praise for Toward You:
"Jim Krusoe is the mad scientist, the man behind the curtain . . . Krusoe does something magical with regular words and regular life." --Los Angeles Times

"Jim Krusoe once again proves himself a master of dialogue, sublime wit, and unforgettable characters." --LargeHeartedBoy

Jim Krusoe
is the author of the novels Toward You, Erased, Girl Factory, and Iceland; two collections of stories; and five books of poetry. His stories and poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Bomb, the Chicago Review, the Denver Quarterly, the American Poetry Review, and other publications. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.

Photo of the author by Sean Dungan.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
Parsifal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935639343
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tin House Books - June 26th, 2012

There's a war going on between the earth and the sky, but that doesn't stop Parsifal, a humble fountain-pen repairman, from revisiting the forest where he was raised by his mom, a woman with a taste for Victoria's Secret lingerie. On his journey, Parsifal, a wise fool if there ever was one, encounters several librarians, a therapist, numerous blind people, and Misty, a beautiful woman who may well be under the influence of recreational drugs. Head-spinning and hilarious, "Parsifal" is a book like no other about the entanglement of the past and present, as well as the limitations of the future.

Toward You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982569115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - March 15th, 2011

Erased Cover Image
ISBN: 9780980243673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - May 26th, 2009

Girl Factory Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979419829
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 1st, 2008

Iceland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781564783141
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - June 1st, 2002

Blood Lake and Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780965187961
Availability: Special Order
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