The long-awaited (as in 15 years!) launch of The Garden of Lost and Found is here! Come. Have fun. And if you’re feeling really generous, buy the books. Copies will be for sale, at a discounted rate.
6 pm Doors open
DJ stylings of the one and only Lou Peralta
Gogo boys Agt Cleave and Leo Gugu take to the plinth
6:30 pm Screening of the book trailer for The Garden of Lost and Found,
with live accompaniment by Wil Farr
7 – 8 pm Happy Hour!!!
Performance from the queen of New York night life, Gerry Visco
Reading by Emanuel Xavier, author of Pier Queen
8:30 pm Performance by Hurrah! A Bolt of Light
I started writing this novel all the way back in 1997. Since then it’s been with not one but TWO different publishing companies, both of which were purchased by larger corporate entities and dissolved before the book could come out. Of its dozen or so editors, three or four were fired, six or seven quit their jobs, one retired, and one died. Yes: died. Plus I had to completely rewrite the thing after 9/11, because the original story took place just three blocks from the World Trade Center.
Yep, this book has been through everything (including all the stupidity and irrelevance the Times Book Review could throw at it), yet somehow it’s managed to find the light of day, and to mark the occasion I want to dance, drink, listen to some good words, and rock out to some good music. Oh, and stare at some cute gogo boys, cuz every party’s more fun with gogo boys.