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|August 2014 Events|
The author of Lullaby, Invisible Monsters, Rant, Fight Club, Choke, and Survivor has a new book out - Pygmy.
McNally Robinson is honoured to have Chuck Palahniuk in Toronto for an evening of reading and Q&A at Victoria University's beautiful Isabel Bader Theatre.
McNally Robinson Booksellers
Random House Canada
Isabel Bader Theatre
Isabel Bader Theatre
Isabel Bader Theatre website
Map to Isabel Bader Theatre
$10 general admission
Book signing information
“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc.”
Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the United States, disguised as exchange students, to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates Americans with a passion, in this cunning double-edged satire of a xenophobia that might, in fact, be completely justified.
Chuck Palahniuk’s 9 novels are the bestselling Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Lullaby, and Fight Club (which was made into a film by director David Fincher), Diary, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke (which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg).
He is also the author of the nonfiction profile of Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, and the non-fiction collection, Stranger Than Fiction.
Palahniuk lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Chuck Palahniuk's official website
Dress Up For The Pygmy Tour
& Receive Prizes From Chuck!
Chuck has a personal request for you all today,
about the upcoming Pygmy tour.
Notice Regarding the 2009 Book Tour for Pygmy
Wear a Costume, Get a Prize. At this spring’s book events for Pygmy, I’ll be looking for people who attend wearing the native costumes of Model United Nation delegates. Yeah, just like the scene in Chapter Thirteen of the new book. If you have a kilt – wear it. Or, wear a kimono, a toga, dashiki, lederhosen, sarong, sari, grass skirt, burka… you get the idea. Don’t let good taste or political correctness limit you. I’ll reward the first 50 costumed delegates with prizes.
I’m still grateful to everyone who attended the Rant book events dressed as brides; you helped to make those evenings so much more spectacular.
So, if you have Cossack costumes, French mime costumes, Basque shepherd gear, Mexican serapes, American cowboy stuff – wear it, and win. Again, the first 50 at each event get the goodies. Don’t let your dignity stop you from having a good time, and I won’t feel like such a freak, myself.