Writer Joseph Salvatore was spotted recently at a reading at Unnameable Books, in the heart of Prospect Heights in Brooklyn. Accompanying such authors as Catherine Lacey, Donald Breckenridge, Robert Lopez and Holly Tavel, the exuberantly energetic Salvatore read a short excerpt from his To Assume a Pleasing Shape, which will be available in November.
Wearing a Newbury Comics t-shirt and with a shaved head, Salvatore "seemed like a guy who might coach you to make your first ollie in a skatepark." The stream-of-consciousness short story "Late Thaw" seemed to hit a specific chord with blog writer Elka DePierre; "I mean to say that the experience was not of hearing short stories, but of an exchange of confidences," she writes. "When I heard later that he was from Massachusetts, it seemed right to me, because there was something ska and sea about him and his work."
Read the full blog entry at Elka Reads here.
To Assume a Pleasing Shape will be available from BOA Editions in November. You can pre-order a copy of it here.