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Richard Chiem: King of Joy

with Rich Smith

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Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Tues March 5, 2019, 7 pm

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Recommended by Rich Smith

Local fiction phenom Richard Chiem is launching his long-awaited novel, King of Joy, from Soft Skull Press. Chiem is one of my favorite writers AND readers in Seattle. His low-key and yet somehow extremely intense performances cast a spell on audiences. His meditative sentences pull you close, and then, right when he has you where he wants you, he shows you the strangest and most heartbreaking and quietly funny things you've ever seen. Women drunk on champagne and lighting a tree on fire. An airplane entering and then exiting the reflective mirror of a puddle. A glowing black chandelier. These are some of the striking scenes and images you'll find as you follow the story of Corvus, a young woman who uses her imagination to cope with the pains of loss—until one day she suffers a loss so great she can't escape.

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
206-624-6600
Hours: Daily 10 am-7 pm
http://elliottbaybook.com

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  • Tues March 5, 2019, 7 pm
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