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Free Book Friday: The Correspondence Artist by Barbara Browning

JK Evanczuk / Friday, March 4, 2011 View Comments

Welcome to this week’s Free Book Friday, wherein we give you the best titles in indie publishing for the low low price of nothing. Congrats to last week’s winner Nthornton for getting a free copy of The People Who Watched Her Pass By by Scott Bradfield

This week, we are giving away a copy of The Correspondence Artist by Barbara Browning. The Correspondence Artist is a witty new comedy sure to delight fans of Nicholson Baker, Miranda July, and Charlie Kaufman. Vivian, a writer, is carrying on a relationship with an internationally acclaimed artist. There are those who stand to profit—and suffer—from the revelation of her paramour’s identity, so in the service of telling her tale, she creates a series of fictional lovers. There is Tzipi, a sixty-eight-year-old Nobel-winning female Israeli writer; Binh, a twenty-something Vietnamese video artist; Santuxto, a poetic Basque separatist; and Djeli, a dreadlocked Malian world-music star. Largely through Vivian’s e-mail correspondence, she divulges the story of their relationship, from their first meeting to their jumpy spam filter, which arrests the more explicit notes that result in Vivian being held captive in a tiger cage in a Berlin hotel/being chased by a Medusa-like woman on a Greek Island/imprisoned by a splinter cell of Basque separatists/in an African hospital with a bout of Dengue Fever. Barbara Browning’s captivating wit and passionate intelligence make The Correspondence Artist a love story like none other.

This week’s Free Book Friday is sponsored by Two Dollar Radio.

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. They aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book individually and collectively providing a sonic progression that they believe to be too loud to ignore.

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment in the space below. Make sure to tell us your email address so we can contact you if you win! We also recommend doing the following:

Winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, March 11 and notified via email. The winner must respond to our email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck!

EDIT: Giveaway now closed. Congrats to this week’s winner ADAMSTEFANOFF. Check out the new Free Book Friday, featuring Bill Green’s Boltzmann’s Tomb: Travels in Search of Science.

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  • Michael Carter

    Sounds great!
    I’d love to win.
    Please venter me.

  • http://jejohaneman.com dogboi

    Loving the books from Two Dollar Radio. I bought The Visiting Suit and it’s a great book. This one looks excellent as well!

  • Nthornton

    I agree. Two Dollar Radio is puts out so much interesting stuff. This looks like a great read.

  • Ben Campbell

    The Correspondence Artist, a witty new comedy. Yes, I need more wit and comedy in my life.

  • Adamstefanoff


  • Anonymous

    I love stuff that plays with human psychosis. Count me in :)

  • http://twitter.com/crazylilcuban Jessica M

    The Correspondence Artist sounds totally fascinating, count me in. And thank you!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  • S L Crow

    I can’t wait to read this one! Count me in! Enter, please. :)

  • Dmlega

    This sounds interesting!

    I ask that you randomly choose me!

  • Armstrong

    Sign me up please

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