Monday, December 2, 2013
The Audio Series: Brian Mihok
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.
This week, Brian Mihok reads an excerpt from his novel The Quantum Manual of Style. Brian's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Everyday Genius, 1913, Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. His novel The Quantum Manual of Style was published in 2013 by Aqueous Books. He is an associate editor at sunnyoutside press and editor of matchbook, a literary journal of indeterminate prose. He's also a filmmaker.
Click the soundcloud link to experience an excerpt of The Quantum Manual of Style as read by Brian Mihok:
The word on The Quantum Manual of Style:
The universe is expanding. Tragedy strikes and Tara sets out on her own. She hitches rides. She explores far off cities. She finds the expanding universe cold and hulking and lawless. But she discovers that instead of moving out always away from her, it is moving in, contracting, reducing itself to one infinitely compact singularity. The Quantum Manual of Style lays out a different kind of rules, a set science normally plays by in the empirical universe, the universe of observation and experiment. But Tara's is the universe we cannot see. One of future, of choice. Quantum Style gives us the rules and the examples by which we can reason the unreasonable.
*lifted with love from goodreads