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Jedediah Berry will be on hand to inspect your umbrellas this Thursday

One of the lovely people responsible for selecting, editing, publishing, and sending Couch on its way into the world is going to be in town this Thursday.

Jedediah Berry is an editor at the prodigiously talented¬†Small Beer Press where there they don’t even let you answer the telephone unless you have several books to your name.

His first novel, The Manual of Detection, is a fantastically good read and it’s freshly out in paperback. I love the new cover and after reading it it was hard not to imagine it set in Portland, what with our bicycle obsessions and drenched climate.

He’ll be at Powell’s Books on ¬†Hawthorne at 7:30 this Thursday (3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) and it’s sure to be a great reading. Ask him about bicycles, umbrellas, first novels and getting your book considered at Small Beer Press. We’ll be there — hope to see you. Yes, you.

Just look at this beautiful cover:


Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson

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  1. Hi Benjamin!
    Sorry I didn’t see you and say hi at the reading – Jedediah was fabulous and I’m really glad I went to see him. (I was the one who he had cut the card deck.) As you probably know, my bookstore closed over a year ago. It is still quite painful to think about… but I hope your book is doing well – I’m still recommending it to people!

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