April 7th, 2008


Radim at the reading

When I was in Prague last month I met Radim Labuda, an artist who turned out to be a friend of two of my SF friends, Roddy Schrock and Hikaru Furuhashi (who now lives in Greenpoint).

Radim videoed my gallery performance -- a reading from my forthcoming novel The Book of Jokes -- and has now posted the first part on his website.

"It snowed and it snowed. My father was playing chess with his penis. He'd set up a low table and two stools by the glass wall that faced the garden. His penis sat on one stool, its back to the window. My father, who was the more patient of the two, was playing with care and skill, but the penis -- a hothead -- played all sorts of wild and risky moves..."