Said Sayrafiezadeh & Sam Lipsyte. Co-presented by the PEN America Center

In “A Brief Encounter With the Enemy,” a soldier experiences boredom as he trains to engage with the enemy. In  “Appetite,” a young man grilling cheese sandwiches for a living postpones the task of asking either for a pay rise or a date. The stories in Said Sayrafiezadeh’s new collection are populated by twenty-somethings caught between work, weather, and war in a powerful vortex of loneliness and longing. Wickedly funny, emotionally raw, told with masterly control. With Sam Lipsyte, author, most recently, of The Fun Parts. Co-presented by the PEN America Center.

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
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ISBN: 9780812993585
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Published: Dial Press - August 13th, 2013

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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 5th, 2013