Author Charles Yu, Keen Observer of the Human Condition, Discusses His New Book of Fiction
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In the early '70s, a young Englishman named Tony Wheeler crossed the globe by land to arrive in Australia. He wrote about his adventures on the "hippie trail" in the guidebook Across Asia on the Cheap. That hand-printed, 96-page book evolved into an international media empire known as Lonely Planet Publications. Dark Lands, his newest book, explores the dangerous side of life as a global traveler, from stories of being mugged and arrested overseas to tales of traveling through lands wracked by civil unrest, drug wars and more. Learn More
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A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a co-worker out on a date. A fighter leads his band of virtual warriors, thieves and wizards across a deadly computer-generated landscape. A company outsources grief for profit with the tagline: “Don’t feel like having a bad day? Let someone else have it for you.” Charles Yu draws from both pop culture and science to transport his readers into an imaginative universe in his latest collection, Sorry Please Thank You: Stories. Join us and hear from this major new voice in American fiction as he discusses his latest foray into the heart of the human condition.
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