Monday, September 8, 2014 - 5:00pm


"Comic and exuberant .. .A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love." Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, who's passing out advertisements for his band on a snowy street corner in Baltimore. She s seen their dismal future together at Dr. Chin s office--she and her boyfriend, both many years older, singing Happy Birthday to a Chihuahua and arguing about cheese. She hopes for more. Meanwhile, Godfrey is proposing to his girlfriend, Madge, who's not quite willing to take that leap; she wants to see their future together first--just to be sure they're meant for each other. The Future for Curious People follows Evelyn and Godfrey's soon-to-be-entwined lives, set in motion by the fabulist premise of a world with envisionists like Dr. Chin. As the characters struggle with their pasts and possible futures, they wrestle with sorrow, love, death, and fate. A novel that will capture you with its wit, its hopefulness, its anxious twists and turns, this love story is ultimately about finding happiness and accepting our fleeting existence.

"A whip-smart novel about the obsession of love and the love of obsession." Aaron Gwyn, author of Wynne s War

Gregory Sherl is the author of four poetry collections, which include Glow, Monogamy Songs, Heavy Petting, and The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. His poetry has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Salt Hill, Los Angeles Review, the Rumpus, New Delta Review, and, among others. A Grisham Fellow in Poetry at the University of Mississippi, he is also poetry editor of the Opening Night Poetry Series with Ampersand Books. The Future for Curious People is his first novel.

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ISBN: 9781616203696
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 2nd, 2014