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Virtual Velocity, An L.A Story: Book Launch by Silver Lake Author Anthony Mora

thesilverlakenews.com
 2019-11-19

Cover picture for the article— Anthony Mora, author, editor and rock journalist, and Silver Lake resident, announced release of his second novel, “Virtual Velocity, An L.A Story,” the week of November 15. On November 21st, Theatre 68, located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, will feature a dramatization of “Virtual Velocity,” as well as work by L.A. writers Bill See, novelist and former lead singer of Divine Weeks, and novelist/playwright Ann Convery. Scenes from “Virtual Velocity” will be performed as short plays. Linda Cardellini starred in a similar production for Mora’s first novel, Bang! A Love Story. A former rock journalist, Mora set much of the book in the rock world of early ‘80s L.A. – the world of such rock venues as Madame Wong’s, The Hong Kong Café, The Masque, The Starwood, along with bands such as the Go-Gos, 20/20, X, and more. “Virtual Velocity” tells the story of the curious creation of pop phenomena, Jake Jensen. A video-gone-viral transforms this once struggling writer into America’s most renowned and successful literary novelist, in a style reminiscent of a rock n’ roll Raymond Chandler. Spanning six decades, through three interconnected stories, the book pays homage to Los Angeles, tracking its changing landscape and cultural impact. “Virtual Velocity” explores the complicated and often mystifying intersection between fame and art. Anthony Mora began his career as a freelance music journalist and served as the editor of two magazines. Along with his first novel, Bang! A Love Story, he’s had seven plays produced including POP, Modern Love, and Silencing the Silas. His writing has been compared to the likes of Salinger, Pinter and Fante. For more information about Anthony Mora, please visit www.anthony-mora.com. Tickets to Thursday’s launch party are available to the general public at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-velocity-book-launch-tickets.

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