Big Read Prizes

I’m going to be posting a schedule for our Naked Singularity Big Read soon (it’ll be starting in June). But for now, something else: prizes—namely, 4 copies of the original Xlibris Naked Singularity POD book, signed by De La Pava himself. I’m still working out just how these will be given away, but it will be in conjunction with the read.

I don’t know exactly how much these are worth, but I do know that if you look up the book on Amazon, eBay, and AbeBooks, there is nary a copy for sale, much less one signed by De La Pava. (I’m safeguarding my original hardcover, just in case.) But, this.

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Oh! Please!! I only have two copies already, I really need a third signed one. Very happy this is to be the next Big Read


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Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

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5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

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