We’re huge admirers of the literary work of Eugene Lim–we interviewed him a few years ago around the release of his second novel, The Strangers, and were incredibly happy to hear news of the release of his forthcoming novel Dear Cyborgs on FSG Originals. We’ll be presenting a panel at Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens featuring Lim, Joni Murphy, and Donald Breckenridge; details follow.
Eugene Lim presents his hotly anticipated novel Dear Cyborgs at Greenlight, accompanied by a reading and panel co-presented by Vol. 1 Brooklyn. In a small Midwestern town, two Asian American boys bond over their outcast status and a mutual love of comic books. Meanwhile, in an alternative or perhaps future universe, a team of superheroes ponder modern society during their time off. Entwining comic-book villains with cultural and capitalist critiques, Eugene Lim’s Dear Cyborgs is an exploration of power, protest, friendship, and resistance. Lim is joined by writers Joni Murphy and Donald Breckenridge. Murphy’s debut novel Double Teenage, named one of The Globe’s Best Books of the Year, explores two girls’ coming-of-age in the 1990s in a desert town close to the U.S.–Mexico border. Breckenridge’s latest novel And Then is a ghost story, telling tales about the people that come and go from our lives and the indelible marks they leave. Lim, Murphy, and Breckenridge read from their work, followed by a discussion moderated by Vol. 1 Brooklyn managing editor Tobias Carroll.
This event will take place at Greenlight Bookstore (632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Facebook RSVP here.