ZYZZYVA EventsJune 4, 2016
American Fiction Beyond Its Borders
Location: 3:15 p.m., Bay Area Book Festival, The David Brower Center, Berkeley
Description: Authors Adam Johnson, Idra Novey, and Jensen Beach in conversation with ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-book-festival-june-4-5-2016-tickets-24440065895?ref=ebtnebtcktJune 5, 2016
The Latino Experience as U.S. Literature
Location: 3:15 p.m., Bay Area Book Festival, The Marsh Theater, Berkeley
Description: Authors Patricia Engel, Carolina De Robertis, and Cristina Garcia in conversation with ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. For more info and tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-book-festival-june-4-5-2016-tickets-24440065895?ref=ebtnebtckt
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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.