ZYZZYVA EventsMarch 11, 2016
Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders
Location: 8 p.m., City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York City
Description: The acclaimed variety show will feature authors Irvine Welsh and Ben Greenman, ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon, comic Eugene Mirman, musicians Walter Martin and Ken Stringfellow. Ticket information here: http://bit.ly/1Lc8YzAMarch 16, 2016
Tom Bissell: In Conversation
Location: 7:30 p.m, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Description: Bissell, the award-winning author of eight previous books of fiction and nonfiction, will be in conversation with ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon about his newest work, "Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve." Free. More info at http://bit.ly/1UmYOkX
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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.