In collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chevalier’s is honored to announce a special reading and signing on Saturday, December 12 at 5pm, featuring the brilliant Percival Everett, author of Half an Inch of Water, in conversation with Tom Lutz. We’re beyond thrilled to host this event with LARB and Percival Everett. We’ve been waiting decades for Percy to read at Chevalier’s. It’s not often you get to hear a genius.
A new collection of stories set in the West from “one of the most gifted and versatile of contemporary writers” (NPR) Percival Everett‘s long-awaited new collection of stories, his first since 2004’s Damned If I Do, finds him traversing the West with characteristic restlessness.
Half an Inch of Water tears through the fabric of the everyday to examine what lies beneath the surface. In the hands of master storyteller Percival Everett, the act of questioning leads to vistas more strange and unsettling than could ever have been expected.
Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of nearly thirty books, including Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Assumption, Erasure, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, and Glyph. He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Believer Book Award, and the 2006 PEN USA Center Award for Fiction. He has fly-fished the west for more than thirty years. He lives in Los Angeles.
This reading and signing will be hosted by Tom Lutz for Tom’s Book Club, a function of LARB. This is a free event, but please RSVP here. This is an event you would be crazy to miss.