Come join us Wednesday, 5th February 2014 at Southpaw, 189 Gertrude St, Fitzroy (Melbourne – see map below) to help launch Adam Browne’s ‘Other Stories’, and Other Stories.
The Author takes this opportunity to apologise for the feelings of inadequacy that will arise in those who encounter the exquisitudinal stories herein contained, or barely contained — glittering, lacy, plangent with ideas and pungent with wordplay, all touching on — sometimes delicately, sometimes with fists, sometimes with greasy intimacy — diverse curious and amusing notions, such as an endeavour by British colonials to terraform Hell (contrast with the story dealing with the late Carl Linnaeus’s attempts to classify the species of Paradise); a planet wrapped in fabric where pirates boom and roar in galleoned steam irons; a look at what it will mean to be disabled in the future … etc., etc. — a book to be handled with care, so close is its resemblance to a clutch of Faberge eggs, their Faberge chicks waiting to be hatched by the warmth of the Reader’s startled regard.
“Southpaw is a supergroovy bar/cafe thing in Gertrude Street – there’ll be artwork by me and my short story collection, published by Satalyte Publishing, will be launched, with readings and other et ceteras we haven’t thought of yet. “
“Ah – one of the good things is that Stephen Ormsby, editor-in-chief of Satalyte Publishing will be giving a reading – as will, later in the evening, Francis Greenslade – very much looking forward to this – should be at around 8.00pm.” ~ Adam Browne
Read the full press release here