by Kat Thornton
Boise State's Master of Fine Arts reading series continues this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnwell Room at the Student Union Building with author William Giraldi.
The reviews of Giraldi's debut novel, Busy Monsters (W.W. Norton & Company), have referred to it as "quirky," "cocky" and "supernaturally strange," and the narrator, Charles Homar, as "funny-as-hell." Giraldi has set up the chapters to read as installments of Charles' travels, which he is chronicling for a weekly magazine—and which he is embarking on for love. Charles hunts Bigfoot and searches out aliens to win back his fiance Gillian from the lofty squid hunter Jacob Jacobi, who has cuckolded him.
Giraldi is the author of many short stories, as well as articles on literary criticism. He is the senior fiction editor at AGNI Magazine and teaches writing at Boston University.
This event is FREE and open to the public.