Join us on Wednesday, March 5th in the Granny Smith Room as we welcome Ezekiel Tyrus as he reads from his latest book Eli, Ely.
Unstable, struggling writer, Eli Trocchi is in a relationship with serious grad student, Jennifer Ely. Friends speculate they hooked-up to say their own names during sex. In this tragicomedy, Miss Ely breaks up with Eli the same week he is fired from a sales job. Humiliated, the writer proceeds to have a meltdown both hilarious and sad, reflecting upon a lifetime of bad decisions, abject failure and vivid experiences. Through Eli, we discover another San Francisco, one as eccentric and deeply flawed as the character himself.
Ezekiel Tyrus categorizes his work “as autobiographical fiction,” and believes art needs to be “funny, sad and a little disturbing all at once or else it’s not art.” His major influences are Jack Kerouac, David Markson, Erskine Caldwell and Joseph Mitchell. Eli,Ely is Ezekiel Tyrus’ first published novel.