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Allan MacDonell at Skylight Books

Allan MacDonell launches his memoir, Punk Elegies, at Skylight Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA

Skylight Bookstore | 1818 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Punk Elegies arrives like a chemically unstable mixture of Richard Yates and Damon Runyon. Set along Hollywood Boulevard at the birth of punk and the death of the 1970s, the thirty-three melancholic, comic laments of Punk Elegies are a mesmerizing concoction of delusion and revelation. A cultural moment, a marriage and one young man’s mind and soul spiral through a series of boundless possibilities and arrive at a harrowing finality. In the end, on the spin cycle of destiny, MacDonell circles alone, naked and bewildered in the labyrinth of a pre-AIDS bathhouse inferno. The first sunrise of the rest of his life dares him to step outside.

Earlier Event: March 19
Adam Novak at Book Soup