The Dave Eggers shower curtain


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The Thing, the quarterly that issues objects that are art-ish or connected to literature, will publish a short story shower curtain by Dave Eggers later this month. It is The Thing Issue 16. Previous issues of The Thing include a cutting board seared with a short story by Starlee Kine, a Miranda July window shade, and a pair of glasses to go with Jonathan Lethem’s novel ‘Chronic City’ -- all of which have sold out.

Eggers’ books include ‘Zeitoun,’ ‘What is the What,’ and ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.’ He is the founding editor of the website, magazine and publishing house McSweeney’s, also known for creating interesting editions for print. And he founded the nonprofit 826, which has literacy centers in eight cities, including Los Angeles.


The shower curtain is a short story monologue by the shower curtain to Eggers, or to the bather, or, because it faces out, to someone brushing her teeth. It costs $65.


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-- Carolyn Kellogg