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Mark Z. Danielewski in Westwood this Tuesday

by Ariel (editor), Venice, CA, October 14, 2006


Mark Z. Danielewski will give a reading of his last book Only Revolutions Tuesday 17th at the Borders of Westwood.

Danielewski, a USC alumni currently believed to be living in Hollywood, is also the author of House of Leaves and The Whalestoe Letters both published in 2000. His work has been described as a "satire of academic criticism" and an "existentialist horror novel" by various critics.

Only Revolutions's plot altnerate between two characters, Sam and Hailey, two teenagers wandering through places and moments in time as they try to outrace History. The book is printed on two sides, one for each character. By flipping the book over, the reader can switch from Hailey's point of view to Sam's. Pantheon Books suggests in a note to read 8 pages of one character's point of view and then flip the book upside-down to read the other's. The side margin of each page shows a chronology of world events that occurred that day. The bottom margin contains upside-down text which is the last pages of the opposite volume. If you open the book on Hailey's side, you will then read the beginning of her story and the end of Sam's.

Only Revolutions, has been nominated for the 2006 National Book Award for fiction. The winner of the award will be announced on November 15th, in New York City.

The complete address of the Borders is 1360 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles. The event will start at 7pm.

To learn more about Danielewski, go to or visit his myspace page at

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