McSweeney's (the publishing house founded by Dave Eggers responsible for multiple literary publications and books) is on tour this winter.
Here's why this tour is like other book tours:
A few months ago, John Brandon was delivering windshields and working at a Frito-Lay factory while writing his first novel, Arkansas. Now he's on tour, promoting his dark, witty story about two down-on-their-luck guys who trade in their pasts for a ticket to wealth and excitement as a part of the Southern drug trade.
McSweeney's publisher, Eli Horowitz, is spreading the word about the new book, and Found magazine creator Davy Rothbart is along for the ride. Local editor Jamie Allen of the Duck & Herring Co. will also make an appearance.
Here's why this tour is like a circus:
Everything is going down at Aurora Coffee at Criminal Records (466 Moreland Ave.) on Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.