Ari Rosenschein presents Coasting

Annie Bloom's welcomes Seattle author Ari Rosenschein to read from his debut short fiction collection, Coasting.

Coasting follows music industry aspirants, a brooding record store clerk, goth teens, and others into rehearsal rooms, 12-step meetings, a cult indoctrination, even a Russian heavy metal bunker. Along the way, they pursue success, connection, and a sense of purpose. Perched between Middle Men and A Visit From the Goon Squad, Coasting is Ari Rosenschein's debut collection.

"His characters inhabit a backstage space, a few steps from glory, looking for the next gig, hoping for a big break, reveling in every note along the way. Their sweet gritty persistence is irresistible."

-Ana Maria Spagna, author of Uplake: Restless Essays of Coming and Going

"Ari Rosenschein's Coasting does for Gen Y punks and rockers seeking artistic fame and glory in Los Angeles roughly what Candide did for--and to--its naively optimistic protagonist. A superb debut collection."

-Peter Selgin, author of Life Goes to the Movies and The Inventors

"Coasting will make recovering scenesters laugh, nod, and cringe in recognition, and then give thanks they grew up."

-Kara Vernor, author of Because I Wanted to Write You a Pop Song

Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
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ISBN: 9781941541814
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Published: Pen Name Publishing - November 9th, 2018