Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh present
Authors on Tour
AN EVENING WITH CHUCK PALAHNIUK
Please note that this event is SOLD OUT.
MAKE SOMETHING UP: Stories You Can’t Unread
Representing work that spans more than a decade, MAKE SOMETHING UP is Chuck Palahniuk’s first collection of short fiction, a compilation of 22 stories and one novella that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In “Knock, Knock,” a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in “Tunnel of Love,” a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing ‘relief’ to dying clients. And in “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.
FIGHT CLUB 2: Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk expands one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2, only in comics. The story of an unnamed insomniac narrator, his violent id come to life in the form of Tyler Durden, and an underground society built on bare-knuckle brawls and anarchic ideas continues in Fight Club 2, a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics maxiseries illustrated by Cameron Stewart, debuting May, 2015.