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  • Catherynne M. Valente and S.J. Tucker Live
    by Geoffrey | February 11th, 2009 |
    Palimpsest

    IAF Working Group member Catherynne M. Valente is celebrating the launch of her new novel Palimpsest with a multi-city tour of shows featuring Valente’s words and the music of S.J. “Sooj” Tucker. From the page for the Grand Launch Extravaganza in NYC:

    Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse — a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night.

    Palimpsest is a lush, decadent and evocative tale of a sexually transmitted city. By connecting through passion and desire, a new world opens.

    The world of Palimpsest is attached to our own, here and now — and so a group of extraordinary artists and performers have combined their efforts to bring Palimpsest to life.

    On Ash Wednesday, February 25th, the Brooklyn Lyceum will hold a portal to the world of Palimpsest. The evening will feature live music by S.J. Tucker, theatrical readings from Catherynne M. Valente’s upcoming urban fantasy novel, a rope suspension performance by Lee Harrington, and a host of performers from the burlesque to the avant-garde and back again.

    Bear witness to this unique event, dress to extravagance, experience the mystery…

    Other stops on the tour include:

    - Philadelphia, PA (Feb. 28)
    - Boston, MA (Mar. 7)
    - Cleveland, OH (Mar. 16)
    - Chicago, IL (Mar. 18)
    - New Orleans, LA (Mar. 21)

    Dates are still forthcoming for additional shows in Denver, St. Louis and perhaps Salt Lake City. Further details, including additional events and instructions as to how to buy tickets, can be found on Valente’s blog.

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