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James Greer and Mark Gluth: The Failure and The Late Work of Margaret Kroftis

March 19, 2010 at 6:00 PM

James Greer, writer and one-time bassist for the band Guided by Voices, has a new book called “The Failure,”  which is about a robbery gone wrong. A straightforward narrative told in anything but a straightforward manner, it follows a narrator interested in getting rich without having to work hard and his dogwalking buddy as they search for a way to finance an impossibly ridiculous Internet application.

Mark Gluth hails from Bellingham, and is the author of the novella “The Late Work of Margaret Kroftis,” the newest book in Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series. Told in brief, dream-like paragraphs, it follows the life of a writer living alone and coping with a personal tragedy. FREE.