William Giraldi and BUSY MONSTERS at the Raconteur Saturday

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8 PM, Sat. Dec 10




Memoirist of mediocre fame, Charles Homar has a problem: his bride-to-be, Gillian Lee, has nixed their nuptials and fled to the high seas in search of a legendary giant squid, unleashing an unholy heart wreck upon him. In a hell-bent effort to prove his mettle as an American male and win back Gillian's affections, Charlie crisscrosses the nation seeking counsel, confronting creatures both mythic and real--Bigfoot, space aliens, bodybuilders. Echoing a narrative tradition that includesDon Quixote and Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, Giraldi'sdebut novel is a love story of linguistic bravado that explores American excess, the diaphanous line between fiction and fact, and what desperate men and women will do to one another. William Giraldi'swork has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Georgia Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review, and Poets & Writers. A senior editor at AGNI, he teaches in the Writing Program at Boston University.FREE! Comp wine. Books on sale at event.


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