Alexander Theroux signs at The Strand on January 19 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!
Possessed of a razor-sharp and hyper-literate mind, Alexander Theroux stands beside Thomas Pynchon as one of the sharpest cultural commentators of our time. When Theroux decided to accompany his wife, artist Sarah Son-Theroux, on her Fulbright Scholarship to Estonia, it occasioned this penetrating examination of a country that, for many, seems alien and distanced from the modern world. Estonia: A Ramble Through the Periphery is a travelogue of Theroux’s nine months abroad that brims with anecdotes of his encounters with Estonian people and— in some of its most bitterly comedic episodes— his fellow Americans whom he, at times, feels more alienated from than the frosty, humorless Europeans. Estonia is as biting and satirical as it is witty and urbane; as curious and lyrical as it is brash and irreverent.
Alexander Theroux is an award-winning novelist, poet and teacher whose prose work includes Laura Warholic, or The Sexual Intellectual and the two artist monographs The Strange Case of Edward Gorey and The Enigma of Al Capp. His novel Draconville’s Cap was chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the 99 greatest post-war novels. He lives in Massachusetts.
Buy Estonia or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. Both options admit one person. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805