Fat City is Leonard Gardner's novel of defiance and struggle, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Set in Stockton, California, it is the book of which Joan Didion said, "Gardner has got it exactly right."
On Wednesday, September 9, at 7 p.m., Gardner will discuss Fat City with Peter Orner at Book Passage, Corte Madera (51 Tamal Vista Blvd). Click here for details.
Gardner will be in conversation with noir writer Eddie Muller at City Lights Books in San Francisco (261 Columbus Ave) on Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the City Lights website.
Gardner will discuss Fat City at the Brookline Booksmith (279 Harvard Street) on Monday, November 2, at 7 p.m.
On Friday, November 20, Film Forum’s 7 p.m. screening of John Huston’s film adaptation of Fat City will be followed by a Q&A (201 West Houston Street, New York).