ZYZZYVA EventsMarch 8, 2015
Dale Herd and Bill Berkson
Location: 2 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco
Description: Herd and Berkson (former ZYZZYVA contributors) read from their new books: "Empty Pockets: New and Selected Stories" (Coffee House Press) and the poetry collection "Expect Delays" (Coffee House Press), respectively. Free. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1DbQ9HJMarch 19, 2015
Paul Beatty in Conversation with Oscar Villalon
Location: 7 p.m., City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Description: The acclaimed author of "The White Boy Shuffle" and "Big Bank Take Little Bank" discusses his new novel, the satire "The Sellout," with ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1FXeCHOMarch 26, 2015
ZYZZYVA Presents Quan Barry
Location: 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Description: ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon in conversation with Barry about her first novel, "She Weeps Each Time You're Born," described by Library Journal as "fierce, stunning, and devastating." Free. For more info: http://bit.ly/1IL6nKY
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Tag Archives: Chaney Kwak
Chaney Kwak is an award-winning travel writer living in San Francisco whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Condé Nast Traveler, among other places.
“Oh, Oh, Oh” is his first work of fiction in print and appears in ZYZZYVA’s Winter 2012 issue. Told in a cheeky, wised-up voice, it is the moving and hilarious tale of two very different men who share (mostly) the same first name. Despite the gulf separating their worlds, they are destined to meet–right at Christmas, making “Oh, Oh, Oh” perhaps the best holiday story ever involving furtive rest stop sex, over-the-top decorations, and online hustling.
The following is an excerpt.