09/09/2012 3:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes local author David Matlin to the store to discuss and sign his newest book, A Halfman Dreaming, on Sunday, September 9th at 3pm.
A Halfman Dreaming conjures into existence an apocalyptic storyline that takes its narrator, Lupe, from a childhood encounter with the Enola Gay on the edge of the Californian desert, to the war in Vietnam, to prison in Detroit. Filled with confusion, anger, and shame at the things that he has seen and done, Lupe struggles to find his way out of the maze of violence and racism that is Postwar America. With lyrical intensity and pyrotechnic prose, A Halfman Dreaming weaves together history, archaeology, and mythology in a Melville-ian quest to discover the Leviathan heart of America's love affair with death and destruction.
David Matlin is a novelist, poet, and essayist. His collections of poetry and prose include the books China Beach, Dressed In Protective Fashion, and Fontana's Mirror. His first novel, How the Night is Divided, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.