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Ben Loory signs in San Diego

Mysterious Galaxy is now located at 3555 Rosecrans St.


Harvard graduate Ben Loory is currently an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program and has written fables that have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, READ Magazine, and Fairy Tale Review as well as been performed live at the WordTheatre in Los Angeles. Loory will be at the Galaxy for his new book, Tales of Falling and Flying, which is a collection of tales encompassing everything from dragons ... to star-crossed lovers ... to cephalopods fixated on space travel. 


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ISBN: 9780143130109
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

A dazzling new collection of stories from the critically acclaimed author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for The Day


Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew readers to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory's characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel. In propulsive language that brilliantly showcases Loory's vast imagination, Tales of Falling and Flying expands our understanding of how fiction can work and is sure to cement his reputation as one of the most innovative short-story writers working today.

“To read a Ben Loory story is to slip through a portal into an adjacent dimension. To learn—with brevity and clarity—the laws of this universe next door, new rules of logic and contradiction and truth. And, in the end, to be left with the disturbing and wondrous feeling of having never left home at all.”
—Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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ISBN: 9780143119500
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Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2011

 Loory's collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables is populated by people--and monsters and trees and jocular octopi--who are united by twin motivations: fear and desire.

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5943 Balboa Ave
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San Diego, CA 92111
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