Book Launch, Daniel A. Hoyt: This Book Is Not for You

Daniel A Hoyt presents the Lawrence launch of his punk odyssey This Book is Not For You, a novel set largely at Lawrence's Replay Lounge, at Lawrence's Replay Lounge. Utilizing an innovative mashup of genres, ranging from pulp fiction, dark comedy, and metafiction, This Book Is Not for You charts the actions of nineteen-year-old Neptune, a misfit and punk haunted by the death of his parents. Having fallen in with an anarchist group determined to blow up a university building, he steals the dynamite instead, igniting an entirely different brand of trouble: the murder of his mentor; a three-way manhunt; and the mystery of the Ghost Machine, a walkman that replays snippets from his own twisted past.

Told in a nonstop chain of Chapter Ones, Daniel Hoyt’s debut novel explores the clash between chaos and calm, the instinct for self-destruction and the longing for redemption.

​After the reading La Guerre will perform​ along with another band TBA. The Raven will sell copies of the book at the event.

Daniel Hoyt is an associate professor at Kansas State University. His first story collection, Then We Saw the Flames, won the Juniper Prize for Fiction and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press. His recent work has appeared in The Iowa ReviewThe Missouri ReviewThe Sun, and other magazines. He lives in Manhattan, Kansas, with his wife and son.

Event date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Replay Lounge
946 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781945814341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dzanc Books - November 7th, 2017

Utilizing an innovative mashup of genres, ranging from pulp fiction, dark comedy, and metafiction, This Book Is Not for You charts the actions of nineteen-year-old Neptune, a misfit and punk haunted by the death of his parents.


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