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Wednesday, October 29 at 7PM
speaking & signing
|Edward Gorey may be dead, but Edward Carey is alive and well in Austin, and bringing the Iremonger clan to BookPeople just in time for Halloween. The first installment of the Iremonger Trilogy, Heap House introduces the reader to a fascinating world whose inhabitants come alive on the page--and in Edward Carey's fantastical illustrations--Clod and Lucy, anxious, animal loving Tummis with his pet seagull, menacing cousin Moorcus, dreadful Aunt Rosamud, and more. Mystery, romance, and the perils of the Heaps await!|
About Heap House:
Edward Carey is the author and illustrator of two novels for adults, Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva, which was longlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award. The Iremonger Trilogy is his first work for young readers. Born in England, he now lives with his wife, Elizabeth McCracken, and their two children in Austin, Texas, where he wrote the Iremonger Trilogy because he missed feeling cold and gloomy.
Praise for Heap House:
"What an astonishing book this is! A novel for children so good, so peculiar, so magical that it bears comparison to classics like The Hobbit or The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Golden Compass, or the Green Knowe books. That is to say, adults should read it too, in order to be given the uncanny, wrenching sensation of visiting a new and strange place--and finding a home there." --Kelly Link, award-winning author of Magic for Beginners.
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