Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The first blurb for So Many Ways...

So Many Ways to Sleep Badly is a perfectly tidy mess, a Sex in the Other City—only these sexual escapades and flailing urges are truly transgressive and flamboyantly hilarious at every turn. Sycamore deftly skewers a landscape that's been completely sacked by mindless consumerism and unchecked gentrification, whether it's a Whole Foods customer whining, "Which fish is the least fishy?" or an earnest yoga practitioner bragging about opening a factory in China. And hallelujah: this refreshingly frenetic and innovative second novel is unabashedly political, but without being formulaic or reductive. It is a book that has done nothing less than invent its own language—and I promise it'll still be singing to you long after you close your eyes at night.

—T Cooper, author of Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes and Some of the Parts

(By the way, the book comes out in October)


grantatee said...

that is a really great blurb!

i am looking forward to the book, will the release still be at midnight?


mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Yay -- I'm glad you like the blurb!

Unfortunately, I couldn't get them to do the launch at midnight, so it will be a regular 7 p.m. or 7:30, even though I know you were looking forward to staying up :)

Love --