Tuesday, January 15, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes local author and Washington University professor Steve Legomsky, who will sign and discuss his new novel, The Picobe Dilemma!
Brilliant neurosurgeon Jason Stramm sets out to create the practical equivalent of eternal life. He discovers that the human brain permanently stores every memory it has ever recorded, even after death. If only he could access all those memories and store them digitally, he could replay the entirety of a person's experience over and over, forever. Jason plunges in. But as his project progresses, he is increasingly tormented by psychological demons – obsession, fears of failure, fears of success, guilt, marital friction, unrequited love, deepening ethical doubts, and things he wishes he didn't know. Jason’s story is that of a once-happy, reasonably normal husband, father, and professional whose life work steers him along a risky path to possible psychic destruction.
"Very impressive: energetic, suspenseful, and (maybe most importantly) born out of a truly clever & original concept. It made me think, in places, of Poe..." —Ben Dolnick, author of The Ghost Notebooks
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Picobe Dilemma from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.