Tour dates! Press hits! Inchoate anxiety! Joy!
The Country of the Blind is out today! There’s nothing more to say, really, but it’s nonetheless important to announce, formally and with brio:
It’s here! Tour dates below! And: check out these recent press hits!
An action-packed excerpt in the New Yorker;
A very warm profile in the New York Times;
An absolute rave in the UK Guardian;
An over-the-top hyper-rave in the Millions (“this the best book I’ve read this year and also one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life”)
If you haven’t already, you can now obtain a copy immediately from your local indie; at bookshop.org; on the Kindle store or at Kobo; at Audible or its wonderful alternative, libro.fm. (Before you cancel me for linking to Amazon, please recall that despite its serious labor problems, Amazon remains an important resource for print-disabled readers to find accessible ebooks and audiobooks.) Also: libraries!
If you’ve bought or borrowed it already: hey seriously thank you so much. Please consider writing a review at whichever online retailer you used, or at Goodreads, or all over your freaking social media. OK that’s it we’re done!
I will be doing seven bookstore events over the next few weeks; please tell your friends and come through! (Note that several of these events require preregistration online; links below.)
THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND U.S. BOOK TOUR
South Hadley, MA
July 25 at 7pm
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
In conversation with Andrea Lawlor
July 27 at 7pm
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
In conversation with Namwali Serpell
August 2 at 7pm
Books Are Magic [at the new Brooklyn Heights location]
122 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
In conversation with Chloé Cooper Jones
Los Angeles, CA
August 7 at 7pm
695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
In conversation with Rachel Khong
San Francisco, CA
August 11 at 7pm
Green Apple Books
1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
In conversation with Ingrid Rojas Contreras
August 13 at 7pm
6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck NY 12572
In conversation with Ashley Mayne
October 3, time TBD
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
New York University
In conversation with Gideon Lewis-Kraus
Housekeeping note: subsequent issues of this newsletter will be infinitely less self-promotional
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