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MIKE YOUNG and JAMIE IREDELL read and sign their books "LOOK! LOOK! FEATHERS" and "THE BOOK OF FREAKS"

Mike YoungJamie Iredell

Look! Look! Feathers by Young (Word Riot Press); The Book of Freaks by Iredell (Future Tense Books)

These two authors make the last stop on their West Coast tour here at Skylight to read, discuss, and sign their latest books, out now from the awesome indie presses Word Riot and Future Tense!

Mike Young is the author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough (Publishing Genius (2010) and Look! Look! Feathers (Word Riot Press 2010). He co-edits NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT. Find him online at http://mikeayoung.blogspot.com.

Jamie Iredell is the author of The Book of Freaks (Future Tense Books 2011) and Prose. Poems. A Novel. (Orange Alert Press 2009). He lives in Atlanta, where he co-curates the Solar Anus Reading Series.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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Look! Look! Feathers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780977934362
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Word Riot Press - December 31st, 2010

A tuba player surfs the web from a cyst on his hand. A town of spilled peaches fields its own game show. A mosquito fogger finds an unlikely friend. The stories in Mike Young's debut collection Look! Look! Feathers tap into the surreal and sad, the absurd and ragged dreams scratching at the edge of the American heart. Punks drive auctioned police cars, and necklaces of bluebird bones are sold from a roadside van. In these tales of the Pacific Northwest, Young finds magic burrowed under the moss of ordinary life.
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$11.00
ISBN: 9781892061393
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Published: Future Tense Books - February 22nd, 2011

Like an expanded Dictionary of Received Ideas (Flaubert), The Book of Freaks takes its subject matter from everyday life. Both hilarious and straight-faced in equal measures, this faux encyclopedia categorizes mundanities and renders them starkly unexpected. From circus freaks to nationalities to you and everyone you've ever met, The Book of Freaks points out what we already knew, but never acknowledged: every one of us, in our own little ways, is a weirdo. The Book of Freaks is bewildering in a good way--a bluntly informational yet oddly poetic tour de force.