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David Pratt, author of Bob the Book comes to Stonewall Live! Thursday, June 28, 9PM EST.
So what is a gay book?—A book attracted to books of the same gender!
Meet Bob the Book, a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe. But an unlikely customer separates the young lovers. As Bob wends his way through used book bins, paper bags, knapsacks, and lecture halls, hoping to be reunited with Moishe, he meets a variety of characters, both book and human, including Angela, a widowed copy of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, and two other separated lovers, Neil and Jerry, near victims of a book burning. Among their owners are Alfred and Duane, whose on-again, off-again relationship unites and separates our book friends.
David Pratt won a 2011 Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel, "Bob the Book." His story collection, "My Movie," now out from Chelsea Station Editions, includes new work and draws on short fiction previously published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Chelsea Station and in several anthologies. David has directed and performed his work for the theater in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Dramatists Guild, the Flea (as part of a workshop directed by Karen Finley), on WBAI-FM and in the New York International Fringe Festival. His collaborations with Rogerio M. Pinto include "Os Tres Porquinhos," "Chapeuzinho Vermelho," and "Branca de Neve," Brazilian Portuguese versions of, respectively, "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood," and Snow White. David holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.
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