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John McManus to Read at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

John McManus will be in conversation with novelist Porochista Khakpourin and reading from his new collection of stories, Fox Tooth Heart at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. 

Praise for Fox Tooth Heart

“A phenomenal talent blazing up suddenly on the horizon. . . . precise, brilliant language that evokes without ever having to explain. . . . His transcendent vision gives us devastating glimpses.”

“John McManus writes visceral prose that explodes within the tight boundaries of the short story. These narratives possess a graceful internal logic and feature a wide range of gritty characters rebelling against an indifferent and often brutal world.”

“Here is rage on the page. . . . It’s a whole environment, with a new food chain, and yes, I want to know about it.”
Los Angeles Times

"This is McManus’s genius: depravity, tender and effortless."
Oxford American