Christopher Boucher will read selections from his new novel How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive at Ada Books Thursday at 7pm. He may also, according to his press kit “play the banjo.” (I trust that is not a euphemism.) Here’s what the back-of-the-book blurb has to say:
Welcome to Christopher Boucher’s zany literary universe, a place where metaphors shift beneath your feet, familiar words assume new meanings, objects talk, trees attack, and time actually is money. Modeled on the cult classic 1969 hippie handbook of the same name, How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive is an astonishing tour-de-force that tackles some of life’s biggest questions: How do you cope with losing a parent? What’s the secret to raising a child? How do you keep love alive? How do you get your car to start?
Doesn’t that sound like fun!?! Walker Mettling will be there too. He might have his own story about a car who is also a child or in other ways human. Or, he will have some other story to tell. The point is, Walker will be talking. And you, if you’re listening, will be laughing. Probably.
The event is free, though there will be copies of How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive on hand for selling and signing.
7pm, Thursday, September 1st, Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street