The Book Cellar
Daryl Gregory will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his newest book, Spoonbenders!
About Daryl Gregory:
Daryl Gregory is from Chicago, but currently resides in Oakland, California. He is a full-time writer whose recent books include the horror novella, We Are All Completely Fine, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. His novel Afterparty was on best-of-the-year lists from Kirkus and NPR Books, and was a finalist for the Campbell and Lambda Literary awards. He writes comics as well, including the Planet of the Apes series, Legenderry: Green Hornet, Dracula: The Company of Monsters series (co-written with Kurt Busiek), and the graphic novel The Secret Battles of Genghis Khan.
The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there's Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?