Eugene Lim presents "Search History," with Jonathan Lethem

October 12, 2021, 7:30 PM

Eugene Lim joins us to present his new novel Search History, in conversation with Jonathan Lethem. This program will take place on Zoom. Register here:

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Frank Exit is dead — or is he? While eavesdropping on two women discussing a dog-sitting gig over lunch, a bereft friend comes to a shocking realization: Frank has been reincarnated as a dog! This epiphany launches a series of adventures — interlaced with digressions about AI-generated fiction, virtual reality, Asian American identity in the arts, and lost parents — as an unlikely cast of accomplices and enemies pursues the mysterious canine. In elliptical, propulsive prose, Search History plumbs the depths of personal and collective consciousness, questioning what we consume, how we grieve, and the stories we tell ourselves.

Eugene Lim is the author of the novels Fog & Car (Ellipsis Press, 2008), The Strangers (Black Square Editions, 2013), and Dear Cyborgs (FSG Originals, 2017). His writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, the Baffler, Dazed, Fence, Little Star, Granta, and elsewhere. He is a high school librarian, runs Ellipsis Press, and lives in Queens, New York, with Joanna and Felix.

Jonathan Lethem's latest novel is The Arrest. He is the bestselling author of 12 novels, including The Feral Detective, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, Lethem has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times, among other titles. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California