The Angry Buddhist (Europa Editions)
Los Angeles-based author Seth Greenland (Shining City) appears at Skylight to read and sign his new book, The Angry Buddhist, a satire of local politics with parallels to the national scene. A great election year read!
"The Angry Buddhist is a great novel. It’s satirical, it’s political, it’s sexual. All things I love dearly. Finally, something to come home to." —Larry David
Praise for Shining City:
"Shining City is sassy, knowing, and irreverent. It’s too much of all those things to be pigeonholed as 'summer reading,' but if you have room for one entertainment this summer, let it be Shining City." —Washington Post
"Shining City is very funny... readers will be seduced by the combination of narrative skill and sharp-pointed wit." —Los Angeles Times
Seth Greenland is the author of the novels The Bones and Shining City and was a writer-producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Love. His play, Jungle Rot, was the winner of the Kennedy Center/American Express Fund for New American Plays Award, the American Theater Critics Association Award, and anthologized in Best American Plays. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, and the journal Black Clock. He Lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
It is the week before a local election in Palm Springs. Incumbent, Randall Duke, is dodging scandal while courting the Christian vote. His opponent, Mary Swain, a sexy, well-financed newcomer, does not have a firm grip on American history or elemental economics. Meanwhile an anonymous political blogger, "Desert Machiavelli" is exposing new secrets daily.