Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont
By Aris Janigian
Set in two iconic locales—Hollywood's legendary Chateau Marmont and luxurious Fresno's Forestiere's Underground Garden—Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont is a bold and colorful critique of the California Dream through the perspective of a once-upon-a-time successful screenwriter and the wealth that taunts him. Caught between John O'Brien's Better and, perhaps, a Christopher Guest adaptation of Waiting for Godot, Janigian's Lipchitz is a new take on the absent protagonist and what's inevitably illuminated by its void.
A Vireo Book, Rare Bird Books
Hardcover, February 2016: 978-1-942600-19-0
US $20 | Fiction
Aris Janigian is the author of three previous novels, Bloodvine, Riverbig, and This Angelic Land. He is also the co-author, along with April Greiman, of Something From Nothing, a book on the philosophy of graphic design. A Ph.D. in psychology, from 1993 to 2005 he was senior professor of Humanities at Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has published in genres as diverse as poetry, social psychology, and design criticism. He was a contributing writer to West, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, as well as a finalist for the William Saroyan Fiction Prize and the recipient of the Anahid Literary Award from Columbia University.