Rachel Cantor, A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World
Rachel Cantor reads from her debut novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World . Cantor has been compared to Kurt Vonnegut and Italo Calvino, while her first book has been related to A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Super Sad True Love Story. A Highly Unlikely Scenario, takes place in a not-too-distant future where competing fast food chains rule the world, Medieval Kabbalists and Latter-Day Baconians struggle for control over secret mystical knowledge, and book clubs are revolutionary movements.
The reading was followed by a Q & A, on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
Channel 192 is curated by Jack Macrae, editor of the Henry Holt imprint Jack Macrae Books, who says that most bookstores, especially the leviathan Borders and Barnes and Noble, are not interested in books. So he and his wife, gallerist Paula Cooper, opened their own, 192 Books on 10th Avenue in Manhattan. Like bookstores of old, 192 houses a collection that is a very personal reflection of its owners. Programs appearing below were recorded during public readings at 192 Books or Paula Cooper Gallery.