A Tale of Two Books!

Mark your calendars for FRIDAY JULY 19 at the Astoria Bookshop in Queens, and SATURDAY JULY 20 at Powerhouse in Brooklyn! Christopher X. Shade will be appearing in conversation with John Domini.

Salman Rushdie on THE COLOR INSIDE A MELON BY JOHN DOMINI:

“John Domini enters the world of African immigrants in Naples living on the edge of the law, in a gripping, noir-ish thriller written in prose that somehow manages to be both elegant and hard-boiled. An absorbing read.”

Philip Schultz on THE GOOD MOTHER OF MARSEILLE BY CHRISTOPHER X. SHADE:

“A remarkable work of imagination, a debut novel that not only introduces us to a gifted writer of fiction, but offers a beguiling glimpse into the zeitgeist of a generation’s appetite for the exotic and the mysterious. In the Hemingway tradition, its many linked stories gel into one compelling story of Americans abroad. Shade’s sensitivity toward his characters is infectious, and, quite frankly, unforgettable.”