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The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, 4438 Spruill Ave., North Charleston, SC
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6 – 8:30pm

“OCTOBER PICK: The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño (translated by Natasha Wimmer)
6:00 pm meet & greet
6:30 pm dinner & discussion | At the Junction
3 course menu & wine pairings | $45

Join us at the Junction Kitchen in Park Circle to discuss The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño.

Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Be sure to check in when you arrive: for every six meetings you attend, you will receive a giftbag with a bottle of wine from the Junction and a mystery book from Itinerant Literate Books.

Buy the book from Itinerant Literate, get a glass of wine free.

Find a copy at the bookmobile or order online:

Hardcover | $24 | reserve a copy to pick up, or have one shipped to you [+$3.00]
Ebook | $12.99
Audiobook | $21 (or subscription) | available at Libro.fm (through membership or purchase)

About the book:
Two young poets, Jan and Remo, find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry, and, above all, with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world—or sacrifice themselves to it. Roberto Bolaño’s The Spirit of Science Fiction is a story of youth hungry for revolution, notoriety, and sexual adventure, as they work to construct a reality out of the fragments of their dreams.

But as close as these friends are, the city tugs them in opposite directions. Jan withdraws from the world, shutting himself in their shared rooftop apartment where he feverishly composes fan letters to the stars of science fiction and dreams of cosmonauts and Nazis. Meanwhile, Remo runs headfirst into the future, spending his days and nights with a circle of wild young writers, seeking pleasure in the city’s labyrinthine streets, rundown cafés, and murky bathhouses.

This kaleidoscopic work of strange and tender beauty is a fitting introduction for readers uninitiated into the thrills of Roberto Bolaño’s fiction, and an indispensable addition to an ecstatic and transgressive body of work.”

Event Type: Food and Drinks, Lecture/Discussion
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