Kristopher Jansma - The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s irresistible narrator in The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards ($26.95) will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, the eccentric and brilliantly talented Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian’s enchanting friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma’s narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies.

Kristopher Jansma is a lecturer at Manhattanville College and SUNY Purchase and writes a monthly column for Electric Literature’s blog The Outlet. He was selected as a finalist for BOMB Magazine’s 2011 fiction contest, and his work has appeared in the Blue Mesa Review. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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ISBN: 9780670026005
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking Books - March 21st, 2013

"F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson" ("The Village Voice") in this inventive and witty debut about a young man's quest to become a writer and the misadventures in life and love that take him around the globe
From as early as he can remember, the hopelessly unreliable yet hopelessly earnest narrator of this ambitious debut novel has wanted to become a writer.