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Andrew Demetre
: Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi
A reading and signing
Tues Dec 17th 7PM@KBG Bar
85 East 4th Street, NYC
212-505-3360 FB Event Page

Read Andrew Demetre's recent interview with Kurt McVey in SUPERCHIEF.



Writer and new author Andrew Demetre
makes the final stop of his autumn mini book tour at KGB Bar to share anecdotes and read from his debut non-fiction book, Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi (Strangers Gate Books, Oct 2013), which has been described as "an original . . . a fantastic introduction to an exciting new voice." Utilizing a "riot" of language and a muscular sense of time, place, and character, the book vividly captures a slice of urban life in a remote land: its author's precarious, but illuminating junket alongside Uyghur ethnic minority CCP/PLA members into the complex, obfuscated culture of the riot-scarred capital of Xinjiang, China's far Northwestern province—a Cold War/Great Game battleground. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. Books will be on holiday special at $10, signed.

Also available on Amazon.

About the author:

Andrew Demetre has lived and worked in cities across the United States and traveled in North America, Europe, the Balkans, China, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. He has contributed to numerous events presenting aspects of the Uyghur culture of Xinjiang, China, and has appeared at venues such as Barbes, Nuyorican Poets Café, WNYC’s Greene Space, The Half King, Cornelia Street Café, The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles), Bookculture, and on WFMU Radio, Radio Discostan, Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi is his first book. He lives in New York City and is currently working on another book.



Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi by Andrew Demetre
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