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*CANCELLED* Book Launch with CHRISTOPHER MOORE at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Christopher Moore author photo and Shakespeare for Squirrels cover image

*This book tour has been cancelled. Signed copies of Shakespeare for Squirrels are still available for order! Click Add to Cart below to order yours today.*

Join the always entertaining, endlessly talented, Christopher Moore for a Book Launch celebrating his exciting new release, Shakespeare for Squirrels. Not only do we get the joy of kicking-off Christopher's book tour, we get to sell copies of Shakspeare for Squirrels one day before the book's official release date! *This event is free and open to the public, all that we ask is that you have a Books Inc. receipt for Shakespeare for Squirrels in order to get in the signing line.*


Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett in this wildly entertaining murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore--an uproarious, hardboiled take on the Bard's most performed play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.

Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging--last seen in The Serpent of Venice--washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool.

But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke's minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed . . . or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fool's impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Duke's guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape.

He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellow--the mischievous sprite better known as Puck--was found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he can't refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bard's most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead.

With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well.

A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night's noir--a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore.

Event date: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
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Books: 
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Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062434029
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

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