and you are invited to the first reading to celebrate the existence of this book, a reading worth leaving your house for
by Nabil Kashyap & Miranda Mellis
at The Working Library
at 8836 N Lombard St, Portland, Oregon
on Friday, July 28, 2017, 7pm.
A sampling of topics covered in The Obvious Earth
-a year long van ride through Africa
-ice guiding in Alaska
-watching Twin Peaks with an ex while still living together
-dancing to Guns n’ Roses cover bands in India
-drunken bee stings
-the snack food known as Uncrustables
-the shadow created by shipwrecked cargo ships
The point is making this book has been a source of oxygen for us in a time when we could all use more oxygen. And the way that Nabil uses language to let us into these stories from around the earth reminds us that we are humans, living on the earth. Really, we can't wait for you all to experience this oxygen-giving earthly book too.
Also, MIRANDA MELLIS will be reading in a similarly real live human reading form and has written many tremendous books including one published by Carville, THE INSTEAD, a conversation with Emily Abendroth.
It will be summer and we will offer you refreshments and we will collectively bathe in these good good words that remind us how to see anew.