Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Jonathan Goldstein reads an excerpt of Ken Sparling's first novel Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall, which has just been reissued by Mudluscious Press. Jonathan Goldstein is the host of CBC Radio One's Wiretap. He is the author of three books, most recently, "I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow." Ken Sparling is the author of six novels. He is the creator and curator of TheSerialLibrary.com.
Click the soundcloud file below to experience Ken Sparling's Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall as read by Jonathan Goldstein.
The word on Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall:
From Ken Sparling's intro: "When someone asked me what DAD SAYS HE SAW YOU AT THE MALL was about, it felt like I'd seen a beautiful tree and struggled to describe it to someone, only to have that someone say: 'Yes, but what is the tree about?' You wouldn't know how to answer that question. It isn't the right question. The tree wasn't ever about anything. It was just beautiful."
*lifted with love from goodreads