Monday, September 11, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes poet, publisher, and author Zachary Schomburg, who will sign and discuss his new novel, Mammother, with St. Louis poet Eileen G'Sell!
The people of Pie Time are suffering from God’s Finger, a mysterious plague that leaves some thing inside a death hole in each victim's chest. Mano Medium, a grief-stricken young cigarette-factory worker in love, quits the factory to work double-time as Pie Time’s replacement barber and butcher, and holds the things found in the holes of the newly dead. However, as more people die, the bigger Mano becomes. With a large cast of characters, each struggling with their own tangled relationships to death, money, and love, Mammother is a fabulist tale of holding on and letting go in a rapidly growing world.
“Like the younger sibling of Richard Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar, but boxier and more etched on the page. And, Schomburg’s book is still utterly its own thing, strange and wondrous.”
—Aimee Bender, The Color Master
Eileen G’Sell is author of the chapbook Portrait of My Ex with Giant Burrito, from BOAAT Books, and Euphoria Takes One for the Team, from Dancing Girl Press. Her cultural criticism and poetry have been featured in Salon, VICE, DIAGRAM, the Boston Review and Conduit, among other publications, and she is features editor at The Rumpus. She teaches rhetoric, film and poetry at Washington University in St. Louis; and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. Her first full-length book is forthcoming with Gold Wake Press (due early 2018).
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Mammother from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.