Book Launch: Vague Predictions & Prophecies by Daisuke Shen

Book Launch: Vague Predictions & Prophecies by Daisuke Shen

Tuesday Aug 13, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE Arena
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Book.

A debut collection of stories from author Daisuke Shen, wherein divine beings and humans alike must rely on omens to navigate the unpredictable lives they find themselves inhabiting.

A couple employs exact clones of their partners, but then slowly begin losing their memories. Four boys with cruel intentions come across a field of statuesque women, unaware of the vengeance that awaits them. Paranoia leads a brilliant engineer into creating a language-processing machine that will tell her the truth of others’ emotions.

Vague Predictions & Prophecies explores the myriad ways in which desire structures (and destroys) the self, language, and love, questioning the very nature of human connection. Through beautifully written prose, Shen invokes the surreal to create gigantic worlds packed inside deceptively small packages, emphasizing a resounding truth: that our fractured understandings of each other may yet be enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author.

Daisuke Shen is the author of the short story collection Vague Predictions & Prophecies, and the novella Funeral. They live in New York City.