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04 February 2009 @ 04:26 am
Wednesday February 25th  

The world famous award winning Fantasy author Catherynne M. Valente's (http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/) newest book, Palimpsest, hits stores at the end of February from
Random House/Bantam Books. Critics and authors a like have been raving
about just how wonderful this work is.

The lush and extravagant book launch event is Wednesday February
25th 7-11pm in Brooklyn, NY. Held at the Galapagos Art Space
(http://galapagosartspace.com/directions.html) , there will be live
music, art installations, decadent costumes,book readings and
Performance art.

There will be book readings by Catherynne Valente from this newest
novel as well as live musical performances by S.J. Tucker (www.skinnywhitechick.com/), Poi
spinning by Fire & Strings, a rope suspension performance by Lee
Harrington. and many other artists and performers.This event will be
a true feast for all the five senses.

For more information on the book and everything :

Palimpsest is a lush, decadent and evocative tale of a sexually
transmitted city. By connecting through passion and desire, a new
world opens up. Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the
train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To
get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse -- a voyage
permitted only to those who've always believed there's another world
than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are
marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh
after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains,
lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four
travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November;
Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named
Sei. They've each lost something important -- a wife, a lover, a
sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is
more than they could ever imagine.

The world of Palimpsest is attached to our own, here and now--and so a
group of extraordinary performers have come together for one night to
bring Palimpsest to life.

If you want to bear witness to this unique event, watch amazing
performances, get your own copy of Palimpsest, dress to
extravagance...mark your calendars now!

Wednesday February 25th
Ash Wednesday
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street at the corner of Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn

We look forward to seeing you all there.