Saturday, November 14th, 3:00pm -- Novelist Ryan Boudinot

Orca is delighted to welcome novelist, and erstwhile Orca Pod member, Ryan Boudinot back to the store on this November afternoon. Ryan will be reading from his new story collection, "The Octopus Rises."

Bouncing between experimental fiction, absurdist farce, paranoid futurism, and stinging satire, Boudinot's funny, inventive prose lays bare the hopes and anxieties of our age. From a heartbreaking and pitch-perfect account of the end of Bert and Ernie's relationship, to a story about lovelorn robots looking for a chop-shop owner who's willing to look the other way in a world where robot sex is illegal, to a Miyazaki-esque story about an entire town that shares the same heart, Boudinot's prose crackles an acerbic wit. Also featuring: Chopsticks (the protaganist's cat who develops a hard drug problem); An Essay and a Story about Motley Crue (wish-fulfillment disguised as memoir); I Used to Be a Plastic Bottle ; and The Guy Who Kept Meeting Himself.

Join us!

Event date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
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