March 12, 2009 7PM
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince St. (b/t Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY
McNally Jackson’s Indie Press Series honors the work of small, independent publishers. Brooklyn-based Ellipsis Press was founded in 2007 by author Johannah Rodgers and Harp & Altar fiction editor Eugene Lim. Lim’s Fog & Car begins with the alternating voices of Mr Fog and Ms Car, recently divorced, and becomes an exercise in narrative experimentation and a meditation on loneliness. Gary Lutz calls it “a deep, engulfing novel of breathtaking, even spooking precision—an altogether heady and heart-shaking debut.” Marten’s Waste is told by the night janitor of a high-rise office building; Sam Lipsyte calls it “an exhilarating and unnerving piece of fiction” and Gordon Lish raves “one for history and a half.