Chopsticks Feature and Giveaway

Monday, April 2, 2012

Once in a while, a book comes along that takes all other books in genre, spins them around, and dropkicks them out of sight because it is that different. My friends, I have on heck of a treat for you today because I've had the true pleasure of being able to read, review and feature an amazing book that fits that bill. A huge thanks goes out to Penguin for providing Chopsticks not only for me...but also for you!

After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe.

Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared. As readers flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, they see a girl on the precipice of disaster.
Chopsticks is a novel, an app, a website. It is a collage of original drawings, objects, text, sounds, and video. It is a love story. It is a mystery. Read it. View it. Experience it.

Chopsticks was born out of the desire to tell a story with multiple medias, without losing the fundamental truths which make reading fiction an emotional human experience.

The novel’s digital format will still allow you to encounter the lives of Frank and Glory, the characters that fill the pages, but the additional videos, songs and digital links will create a new novel experience.

Visit the official website to check out images from the book and more!

Head over to iTunes to download the Chopsticks App

Rodrigo Corral runs Rodrigo Corral Studio and is the creative director at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has designed covers for the Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz and the bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk among many others. He also designed the New York Times bestselling books Decoded by Jay-Z, Classy by Derek Blasberg, and Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and lectured around the country. Through it all, he remains deeply committed to transcending the visual possibilities in art, in culture, and throughout the universe. 

Jessica Anthony’s debut novel, The Convalescent (McSweeney’s/Grove 2009), was an ALA Adult Notable Book, a B&N “Discover Great New Writers” selection, an Editor’s Choice in the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been taught in several universities across the country. Her short fiction can be found in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, New American Writing and elsewhere. She was raised amidst the farms and bowling alleys of Upstate New York, and currently teaches at Bates College and Southern New Hampshire University.


So, you want to win a copy of Chopsticks? Well, the rules are simple this time around! You MUST be a follower to enter this giveaway, which is open to US mailing addresses only. This giveaway will end promptly at midnight EST on April 8, 2012. Still want to enter?

 Click HERE!


  1. Wow. That's a really different concept--though I hear this is kind of where "books" are going in the future. Multimedia all the way. Intriguing. I might have to ask my students what they think of this concept.

  2. I was iffy on the idea of it, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! It's very different, but it's definitely powerful!

  3. This looks kinda intensive but also kinda cool. I've heard good things about it from other bloggers and you liked it, so that's always a plus! 


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