Jarett Kobek is the author of the wry and pointed I Hate the Internet, a social commentary turned novel about the digital age and the complacency (and lunacy) that has come in its wake. Now, join us at the Strand’s Rare book room, as Jarrett discusses his latest book, which promises to be an emotional, yet humorous look at the limits of even the strongest relationships.
The Future Won’t be Long tells the story of steadfast friendship and how life can erode at its foundation. Adeline comes to New York City circa the 1980’s hoping to make a mark on the art world. There she happens to meet a young man named Baby and soon they are swept up in the party scene of New York City from a time gone by. Eventually, through differences in trajectory they grow apart, but how much does this relationship mean to either of them? When their individual struggles begin to weigh them down, will the bond they once shared for over a decade be enough to help them come out the other side stronger?
Come join us as Jarrett sits down with Ivy Pochoda, author of the acclaimed Visitation Street
, to discuss his brand-new book!.
Buy a copy of The Future Won't Be Long or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.