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Riots I Have Known Book Launch with Ryan Chapman

Let's celebrate the first day of American commerce for the debut novel RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN (Simon & Schuster), by our friend and local author Ryan Chapman! There will be a brief reading, some Q&A, and lots of revelry.

About the book:
An electric, uproarious, and biting debut novel set during a prison riot, told in a high-comic pitch in the tradition of Paul Beatty’s "The Sellout" and Aravind Adiga’s "The White Tiger."

"Supremely mischievous and sublimely written, this is a stellar work.” --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Joins Rachel Kushner’s 'The Mars Room' on the short list of truly remarkable American prison novels. Chapman’s debut is literally riotous: an improbably beguiling, utterly ribald provocation." --Jonathan Lethem

About the author:
Ryah Chapman has written online for the New Yorker, GQ, BOMB, Bookforum, and elsewhere. He lives in midtown Kingston and hosts the literary trivia night Nerd Jeopardy.

Earlier Event: May 19
Caprice Rouge at Rough Draft
Later Event: May 22
Solar Happy Hour