THE ORIGINALS SERIES: Catherine Lacey + Sasha Frere-Jones

The Originals Series is back at Interstate on Thursday, 7/24, to celebrate Catherine Lacey’s debut novel Nobody Is Ever Missing with host Isaac Fitzgerald and a DJ set by Sasha Frere-Jones.

Will it sound something like this? Who can say! But what we do know is, it’s going to be a great time.

Space is limited; you must RSVP to attend.

Interstate
66 Knickerbocker Ave
Thursday, July 24th, 7 pm

And for the first time in Originals Series history, we have an author-musician warm-up act to share: “Nobody Is Never Not Talking World Cup Remix for Tim Howard,” a conversation between Catherine and Sasha, is available here. Catherine also took the Henry Review on a bed, breakfast, and Berryman–themed tour of her B+B, 3B, which she wrote about for the New York Times. More interviews, writing, and press are available here.

Praise for Nobody Is Ever Missing

“A serious, frequently brilliant novel with a sustained intensity that is rare in fiction. It’s the most promising first novel that I’ve encountered this year.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

“Page after page, the novel strikes those rarely accomplished balances between action and interiority, comedy and bleakness, stream-of-consciousness and clarity . . . written with honesty and linguistic deftness characterizes many of the world’s great novels, including this debut.” —Tiffany Gibbert, Time Out New York

“...Emotional power, depth, and subtle humor.” —Publishers Weekly

“Lacey has a magic voice like none I’ve ever read before. An unknown cousin of both David Markson’s Wittgenstein’s Mistress and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Nobody Is Ever Missing is a fabulously intelligent and witty book, and also a very moving one.” —Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances

“A dark, precise jewel of a novel that does what every piece of writing should: cast a subtly new light on the world around us.” —John Wray, Lowboy

“This book lives and breathes. It is a squall and Catherine Lacey is a force.” —Amelia Gray, Threats

“At the center of this artfully recursive narrative is an unspeakable abyss, from which the narrator has been unable to turn since her sister’s suicide. Elyria is astounded that other people can conduct their lives as though this abyss isn’t there; she’s wavering on the edge, and the effect is often genuinely terrifying. A dense, subtle series of meditations on domestication, estrangement, wildness, above all loss and absence.” —David Shields, Reality Hunger

“In Catherine Lacey’s virtuosic debut, a young woman hurls herself into the landscape of New Zealand in search of a way to break the frozen sea within. The story that follows is a gutsy, lyric meditation on identity, love, transformation, and what it means to be free. Nobody Is Ever Missing is a breathtakingly accomplished novel, and it establishes Catherine Lacey as a riveting new voice in contemporary fiction.” —Laura van den Berg, The Isle of Youth

Posted 07/14/14 Posted July 14, 2014