Mon 5/6/13 7pm-8pm
Book Launch: Daniel Wallace reads from his new novel The Kings and Queens of Roam
Touchstone/ S&S $24.00 hc fiction 9781476703978
A Flyleaf Favorite author has a new book!
From the celebrated author of Big Fish, an imaginative, moving novel about two sisters and the dark legacy and magical town that entwine them.
Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel beautiful, naive - and blind. When their parents die an untimely death, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn't possibly survive on her own ... or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down.
In this new novel, Southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall-tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling Big Fish. The Kings and Queens of Roam is a wildly inventive, beautifully written, and big-hearted tale of family and the ties that bind.
Daniel Wallace is the author of five novels, including Big Fish, which was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton, with a musical adaptation coming to Broadway in 2013. He is a contributing editor to Garden and Gun magazine and is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at UNC Chapel Hill, where he teaches and directs the Creative Writing Program.
Author photo by Roger Haile