Celebrate Pynchon's 71st birthday in Red Hook with Moxie, BBQ, and faxes to everyone's favorite literary recluse
Freebird Books invites you to their Thomas Pynchon Birthday BBQ and Fax-a-Thon, this Sunday in Red Hook:
3 pm, Sunday, May 4
(Freebird Books is located at 123 Columbia St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn.)
JUST ADDED!!! Thomas Pynchon birthday bash
Mark your calendars for the literary event of the season: Thomas Pynchon turns 71 and Freebird Books and greater Red Hook won't let him forget it.
Join us for a backyard barbeque and fax-a-thon celebrating America's greatest literary cipher. We'll dine on foodstuffs famously vomited by Gravity's Rainbow's Tyrone Slothrop: burgers, homefries, chef's salad with French dressing, Moxie, after-dinner mints, Clark bars, salted peanuts, and "the cherry from some Radcliffe girl's old-fashioned."
And yes, we'll be faxing birthday greetings to the great elusive one via the miracle of outmoded techology. One fax per customer, please. Please check your Kakutani hate mail at the door.
What? You want more?! OK, OK, we'll be screening a rarely-seen Italian documentary and giving away lots of foolish prizes.
I saw a flyer for this event on my way to the gym this morning. I decided right then to cover the event.