kirk farber Kirk Farber's Postcards from a Dead Girl, has Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain drawing comparisons to Chuck Palahniuk--one of our all-time favorite writers.   We hope you'll join us for the opportunity to meet this up-and-coming author as he swings our way shortly after the release of his debut novel.

Sid Higgins, a telemarketer at a travel agency, is in the throes of a crisis. His sales are down (though his boss maintains maddening optimism); he thinks he might have a brain tumor; his deceased mother is talking to him from a Bordeaux bottle in the basement; and his sister thinks he’s a hypochondriac and a nut. And if this was all that was bothering Sid, it probably wouldn’t be so bad. Between the dulcet tones of the car wash, the soothing weight of a mud bath, and the companionship of his dog Zero, he’d probably make it through. Instead, what really eats at Sid is Zoe—his ex-girlfriend who disappeared a year ago, and the postcards he suddenly begins receiving from her, sent from countless exotic locations.


Farber takes us on a wild ride as Sid embarks on a journey to trace the origins of the postcards and maybe, just maybe, find Zoe. His search takes him from a New Jersey laundromat to a Barcelona discotheque, but he’s always one step away from the truth. In his search for answers, Sid befriends a postman named Gerald, who becomes a kind of guide—at times seeming wise and serene, and at others, a little crazy.

Back home, things are getting a little better. Sid’s CAT scan comes back clean; his nighttime chats with mom become increasingly soothing, and he even goes on a few tentative dates with a chatty woman named Candyce. But Sid just can’t get over Zoe. Will our hero Sid—damaged, sweet Sid—ever find love again?



Event date: 
Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Maria's Bookshop
960 Main Ave.
81301 Durango
Postcards from a Dead Girl: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061834479
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - February 16th, 2010

Maria's Bookshop

960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301


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