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Jim Krusoe reading - Diesel Bookstore Brentwood

Sunday, January 31 at 3pm

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Ste. 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402

The Sleep Garden is Jim Krusoe’s looniest and most satisfying book.  Inane and trivial questions are given close consideration, while questions of life and death (and the differences between life and death) are intimated and then suspended. Only a special kind of genius (or an idiot savant, as the book suggests) could dream this stuff up.  I  have no idea how be does it, but do it he does, and no one else can blur stupidity and significance with such sublime, funny and human results.” —Michael Silverblatt, KCRW Bookworm

“From one of our great deadpan absurdists—a new member of the club to which George Saunders, Robert Coover, and Stanley Elkin belong—comes a book of unearthly delights that will have you, too, wondering nervously what that incessant grinding sound is.” —STARRED Review, Kirkus

In an underground apartment building called The Burrow—essentially purgatory—“twilight souls” inhabit the space between life and death.  Through their stories, and the ways in which their lives, past and present, intertwine, Jim Krusoe creates a poignant tale about what constitutes a life, what remains when we die, and what we possibly carry with us into the next world.


Jim Krusoe reading - Vroman's Bookstore

Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm

Vroman’s Bookstore 
695 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Sleep Garden is Jim Krusoe’s looniest and most satisfying book.  Inane and trivial questions are given close consideration, while questions of life and death (and the differences between life and death) are intimated and then suspended. Only a special kind of genius (or an idiot savant, as the book suggests) could dream this stuff up.  I  have no idea how be does it, but do it he does, and no one else can blur stupidity and significance with such sublime, funny and human results.” —Michael Silverblatt, KCRW Bookworm

“From one of our great deadpan absurdists—a new member of the club to which George Saunders, Robert Coover, and Stanley Elkin belong—comes a book of unearthly delights that will have you, too, wondering nervously what that incessant grinding sound is.” —STARRED Review, Kirkus

In an underground apartment building called The Burrow—essentially purgatory—“twilight souls” inhabit the space between life and death.  Through their stories, and the ways in which their lives, past and present, intertwine, Jim Krusoe creates a poignant tale about what constitutes a life, what remains when we die, and what we possibly carry with us into the next world.


Jim Krusoe in conversation with Natalie Baszile - Green Apple Books

Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30pm

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

The Sleep Garden is Jim Krusoe’s looniest and most satisfying book.  Inane and trivial questions are given close consideration, while questions of life and death (and the differences between life and death) are intimated and then suspended. Only a special kind of genius (or an idiot savant, as the book suggests) could dream this stuff up.  I  have no idea how be does it, but do it he does, and no one else can blur stupidity and significance with such sublime, funny and human results.” —Michael Silverblatt, KCRW Bookworm

“From one of our great deadpan absurdists—a new member of the club to which George Saunders, Robert Coover, and Stanley Elkin belong—comes a book of unearthly delights that will have you, too, wondering nervously what that incessant grinding sound is.” —STARRED Review, Kirkus

In an underground apartment building called The Burrow—essentially purgatory—“twilight souls” inhabit the space between life and death.  Through their stories, and the ways in which their lives, past and present, intertwine, Jim Krusoe creates a poignant tale about what constitutes a life, what remains when we die, and what we possibly carry with us into the next world.