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Seattle Author Ari Rosenschein to Appear at Mercer Island Books

Seattle, WA, August 09, 2019 --( Join Seattle author Ari Rosenschein at Mercer Island Books on Sunday, August 25th, 2019, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm for a relaxed event where customers will enjoy a drink, a snack, and an opportunity to mingle with local writers. Ari will be signing his novel, "Coasting," and answering any questions you may have.

Dreamers, schemers, addicts, innocents. They are all coasting. Perched between "Middle Men" and "A Visit From The Goon Squad," "Coasting" follows music-industry aspirants, a brooding record store clerk, goth teens, and others into rehearsal rooms, 12-step meetings, a cult indoctrination, even a Russian heavy metal bunker. Along the way, they pursue success, connection, and a sense of purpose.

"'Coasting' captures the infectious buzz of aspiration and the omnipresent pall of rejection, the too-bright October sun, the smell of cigarettes and strawberry lip gloss, losing your live-show virginity, getting the wrong tattoo, hiring the wrong drummer, falling for the wrong girl or the wrong scam, or all of it, all at once, and still taking it all in stride. Rosenschein’s writing brims with tenderness for the last holdouts in a city of seekers and real passion for books, games, comics, and music, always music, every kind of music. His characters inhabit a backstage space, a few steps from glory, looking for the next gig, hoping for a big break, reveling in every note along the way. Their sweet gritty persistence is irresistible.” - Ana Maria Spagna, author of "Uplake: Restless Essays of Coming and Going"

Ari Rosenschein is a Seattle-based writer whose essays and fiction appear in Entropy, Noisey, Drunk Monkeys, Dope, Observer, KEXP.ORG, The Big Takeover, The Bookends Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch Los Angeles. A lifelong musician, Ari currently records and performs with his bands The Royal Oui and STAHV. He lives with his wife and dog and enjoys the woods, the rain, and the coffee of his chosen region. "Coasting" (Magnolia Press) is his debut collection.

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