9th Ave: Matthew Gavin Frank

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

This event will take place at our 9th Ave. location. 



Matthew Gavin Frank will read from Preparing the Ghost, his exquisite long essay on the giant squid, on Thursday, November 6th at 7pm.

Facebook RSVP suggested, but not required.


Praise for Frank and Preparing the Ghost:

"[A] slyly charming book-length essay… The connections between all these themes—giant squids, Poppa Dave, ice cream—are fragile, but for the most part, Frank knows just how much weight they can bear. And there is some stunning writing and perversely wonderful research along the way… Alluring. It’s hard to imagine a better book about not entirely understanding giant squids." — Jon Mooallem, The New York Times Book Review

"In a book as coiled, strange and tentacular as its subject, Matthew Gavin Frank considers the squid. Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer is an act of love and erudition." — Annalissa Quinn, NPR

"Totally original and haunting in the way you’d expect a book about a real life Presbyterian clergyman and amateur naturalist from the late-19th century—and his relationship with a giant squid—to be." — Jason Diamond, Flavorwire

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ISBN: 9780871402837
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - July 7th, 2014

Moses Harvey was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist who first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874, draping it over a shower curtain rod to display its magnitude.