Tuesday, June 28th: ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ with Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story
powerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP requested: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com

When Gary Shteyngart began his new novel a few years ago, he wanted to write about a dystopic America — a fictional future world in which the global economy collapsed, credit melted down, and the U.S. government bailed out banks and the auto industry. Unable to write fiction fast enough to keep up with real–life events, Gary had to make his futuristic world bleaker and bleaker. Now, it’s set in a completely bankrupt, illiterate America where books are “smelly and annoying” and no one reads them—as Gary says, “in other words, next Tuesday.”