Erstwhile Y.P.R. contributor Teddy Wayne has written his début novel, Kapitoil, published this week by HarperCollins/Harper Perennial.
GQ calls it “the first funny novel about oil” while Vanity Fair brags that Mr. Wayne “invents—and perfects!—the pre-9/11 novel.” You can read more about the book at teddywayne.com, or peep a trailer on the YouTube.
Better yet, just go buy it and be surprised. And then come to the Kapitoil book launch on April 19th at McNally Jackson, where we’re told there will be some wine to enjoy while you chat up literary folk about your manuscript. FREE WINE, people.
Afterward, folks will migrate to nearby boozehole Puck Fair (298 Lafayette Street, just south of Houston). Other readings in New York, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will follow in the coming weeks.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St., New York City
Monday, April 19th, 7 p.m.
In the meantime, reread some of Mr. Wayne’s greatest hits on Yankee Pot Roast: