Thu 3/23 @ 7PM
Brooklyn-based author Pamela DiFrancesco brings her acid western debut novel to the Lakewood Public Library.
“Acid western” isn’t a reference to what California or Arizona will look like after Trump finishes with the EPA. Rather, it refers to western movies (think El Topo or Zachariah) or sagebrush storytelling with the sensibilities, imagery and anarchy/nihilism of the 1960s counterculture.
Rarer are acid-western novels (Tom Robbins may qualify, in a zany, upbeat vein). But DiFrancesco has gotten critical attention for hers, The Devils That Have Come to Stay. Set during the California gold rush, it concerns a nameless saloon keeper watching the seeming collapse of the frontier world around him as greed and violence overwhelms the territory.
Admission is free. Books will be available for sale and signing.