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DANIEL HANDLER with KATHY WANG at Books Inc. Berkeley

Daniel Handler author photo and Bottle Grove cover image

Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Handler shares his razor-sharp new novel for adults, Bottle Grove. Daniel will be in conversation with Kathy Wang, author of the critically-acclaimed novel Family Trust.

This is a story about two marriages. Or is it? It begins with a wedding, held in the small San Francisco forest of Bottle Grove--bestowed by a wealthy patron for the public good, back when people did such things. Here is a cross section of lives, a stretch of urban green where ritzy guests, lustful teenagers, drunken revelers, and forest creatures all wait for the sun to go down. The girl in the corner slugging vodka from a cough-syrup bottle is Padgett--she's keeping something secreted in the woods. The couple at the altar are the Nickels--the bride is emphatic about changing her name, as there is plenty about her old life she is ready to forget.

Set in San Francisco as the tech-boom is exploding, Bottle Grove is a sexy, skewering dark comedy about two unions--one forged of love and the other of greed--and about the forces that can drive couples together, into dependence, and then into sinister, even supernatural realms. Add one ominous shape-shifter to the mix, and you get a delightful and strange spectacle: a story of scheming and yearning and foibles and love and what we end up doing for it--and everyone has a secret. Looming over it all is the income disparity between San Francisco's tech community and . . . everyone else.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Books: 
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Bottle Grove: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632864277
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 27th, 2019

Family Trust: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062855251
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: William Morrow - October 30th, 2018

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