Lawrence Weschler’s nonfiction is a testament to the notion that nothing is too wonderful to be true. He writes about art among the war-torn, or drawings of counterfeit money that have accrued real value, or young twins rewriting the laws of the Renaissance because the Renaissance neglected to accommodate peripheral vision. His newest collection of essays, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative—which he’ll read from tonight—includes a killer piece on the exceptional behavior of the American government behind the scenes of the formation of the World Court in the summer of 1998, and there’s also a piece about an ant on a Donald Judd sculpture. (Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, 7 pm, free)

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