Hairy Plotter and the Beer of the Apocalypse
Pictured: Nutria, calmer than the rampaging ones in Egerton's new novel.
You might recall that Owen Egerton's first novel from Soft Skull Press, The Book Of Harold: The Illegitimate Son Of God, was recently optioned by Warner Brothers Television – although who knows what'll ever come of that, hey?
Earthly heaven, meet Hollywood hell.
(No, no, the book's already been published. The celebration is at the Whip In tonight.)
Listen: Dipak Topiwala, the owner of that extraordinary venue right off I-35's access road near Oltorf, also runs Namaste Brewing Company. And Topiwala's created a new beer in honor of Egerton's new book. He's calling this brew, ah, Everyone DRINKS That At The End Of The World, and it'll be available at this evening's shindig – which also features a reading by the gingery author (and Master Pancake regular) and live music from Matt the Electrician and Southpaw Jones.
Tell you what. As a nod to Egerton's wild-ass novel of love and global catastrophe, and in the interests of Keeping Austin Weird, I will personally buy a copy of the book and a case of the commemorative beer for anyone who shows up with a live Nutria.
And, in any case, see you there!