New Faces, No Plastic Surgery Involved
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New Faces, No Plastic Surgery Involved

newfaces.gifThree newish authors take to the Chapters stage this evening, as part of Random House’s New Faces program, an initiative that champions first-time novelists, and allows publishing houses the opportunity to write glowing letters about said initiatives. This one discusses the first lines of all three speakers’ novels, and TOist is more than impressed by the spectacle of words that comprise the opening line of Emma Richler’s Feed My Dear Dogs:

“Jude always said a kid is supposed to get acclimatized to the great world and society and so on, and just as soon as he can bash around on his own two pins, but the feeling of dread and disquiet I experienced on leaving home in my earliest days was justified for me again and again on journeys out, beginning with the time Zachariah Levinthal bashed me on the head for no clear-cut reason with the wooden mallet he had borrowed from his mother’s kitchen.”

Despite a mild fear of further linguistic excesses, TOist will aim to check out the event, which will also feature Steven Hayward reading from The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke, and Catherine Gildiner doing Seduction. The event takes place at 6:30pm at 142 John Street, and if you’re one of the first twenty-five to arrive you’ll receive a New Face of Fiction gift. A new face perhaps?