Author Kevin Killian will be joining us to read from his latest gay novel “Impossible Princess.” “Impossible Princess” is the third collection of gay short fiction by Kevin Killian. An original member of the notorious San Francisco-based "new narrative" circle including Dennis Cooper and Kathy Acker, Killian is a master short story writer, crafting campy yet edgy tales that explore both the humor and darkness of desire. From an examination of an ex-British-boy-band-member's skeevy skivvies, to a sexual assault inside a copy machine, to a nocturnal tryst in a panther cage, “Impossible Princess” runs a bizarre gamut of erotic experience, where the appetite of lust is only satisfied by the peculiar unexpected. About the Author: A founder and former director of Small Press Traffic, Kevin Killian has long been a hidden favorite of gay literary San Francisco. He has written many books, including two previous story collections, the Pen award-winning Little Men (1996) and I Cry Like a Baby 2001), two novels, Shy (1989) and Arctic Summer (1997), and a memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989). His latest book, Action Kylie (2008), is a collection of poems inspired by Kylie Minogue. He co-wrote Jack Spicer biography, Poet Be Like God (1998) and co-edited several volumes of Spicer's work, including My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008). With his wife Dodie Bellamy, he edits the long-running poetry zine, Mirage/Periodical. His work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in, among others, Best American Poetry 1988 (ed. John Ashbery), and Discontents (ed. Dennis Cooper). He has also authored several novels, including his latest, Spread Eagle (Alyson Books, 2010). * * * Books Inc. is a locally owned and operated independent bookstore with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origins date back to the Gold Rush days of 1851, when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned, rebuilt and renamed, and became Books Inc. as we know it today in 1946. Today, with 10 stores and 200 employees, Books Inc. serves as a shining example that independent bookselling can survive and prosper, even if we must dance among the elephants. This event is FREE at Books Inc. 2275 Market St., San Francisco 94114 For Questions: Amadeus Martin, Event Coordinator—415.864.6777 firstname.lastname@example.org ; on the web at www.booksinc.net and www.myspace.com/booksinccastro www.facebook.com (amadeus06)
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