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Eric Puchner Book Launch: Last Day on Earth

The Ivy Bookshop

In Last Day on Earth, a sexually confused boy glimpses a strange new world amid a swarm of cicadas, two siblings live in an unsettling dystopia devoid of grown-ups, a psychotically depressed woman takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating, a disgruntled independent bookseller staples a flyer to a customer’s chest, a young fiction writer learns the perils of borrowing from real life, a reluctant dad takes his baby to a cocaine party, an 80s punk band reunites for one last tour, a boy fears his mother might be a robot and a teenager tries to prevent his mother from putting his estranged father’s dogs to sleep. Last Day on Earth revolves around the complex and often surreal system that is family and evokes both the comedy and the tragedy of our lifelong endeavor to come of age.

Eric Puchner is the author of the collection Music Through the Floor, a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions of Fiction Award, and of the novel Model Home, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and Barnes & Noble Discover Award and winner of the California Book Award. Eric is a Pushcart Prize winner, a NEA fellow and a winner of an  award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies including Best American Short Stories, Zoetrope, Best American Non-Required Reading, Tin House and Granta. His personal essays appear regularly in GQ, Medium and elsewhere. Eric is a professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, the novelist Katharine Noel, and their two children.






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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

by Dr. Radut