Portland author Chuck Palahniuk to read at Bagdad Theater and Q-and-A with the Vanguard
Portland’s literary icon is at it again. This month, Chuck Palahniuk will publish his latest novel, a twisted retelling of Dante’s Inferno, titled Damned.
Scheduled for release Oct. 18, Palahniuk’s 14th novel tells the story of an 11-year-old girl named Madison who is left alone and abandoned at a Swiss boarding school.
Madison dies of an unfortunate marijuana overdose and wakes up to find herself in hell. She then bands together with a ragtag group of fellow sinners.
The journey leads them across the Dandruff Desert and the Mountain of Toenail Clippings, finally bringing them face-to-face with the red man himself (no, not Santa Claus). Throughout her journey, Madison begins to question her death and the truth about her past.
Also slated for Oct. 18 is a reading with Palahniuk at the Bagdad Theater. Tickets are $25; a hard copy of Damned is included in the price. The event will kick off Palahniuk’s North American book tour.
Palahniuk is known for his exciting and outrageous readings, so this event is not to be missed.
Copies of Damned are currently available for presale through Amazon and signed editions can be purchased at Powell’s City of Books.
Extra! Extra! In the Oct. 25 issue of the Vanguard, we will be featuring a Q-and-A with Palahniuk in which he discusses Damned, his book tour experiences, his literary inspirations and much more.