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Tonight, we're celebrating a debut from our pal Mo Daviau! Every Anxious Wave is a wild romp through time and indie rock, written and edited in the coffee shops of Austin. After a special invocation by poet Abe Louise Young, Mo will join Wayne Alan Brenner of the Austin Chronicle in discussion. And, yes, there will be beer.
ABOUT EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE
Good guy Karl Bender is a thirty-something bar owner whose life lacks love and meaning. When he stumbles upon a time-travelling worm hole in his closet, Karl and his best friend Wayne develop a side business selling access to people who want to travel back in time to listen to their favorite bands. It's a pretty ingenious plan, until Karl, intending to send Wayne to 1980, transports him back to 980 instead. Though Wayne sends texts extolling the quality of life in tenth century "Mannahatta," Karl is distraught that he can't bring his friend back.
Enter brilliant, prickly, overweight astrophysicist, Lena Geduldig. Karl and Lena's connection is immediate. While they work on getting Wayne back, Karl and Lena fall in love -- with time travel, and each other. Unable to resist meddling with the past, Karl and Lena bounce around time. When Lena ultimately prevents her own long-ago rape, she alters the course of her life and threatens her future with Karl.
ABOUT MO DAVIAU
Mo Daviau was born in Fresno, California, and proclaimed her life goal of publishing a novel at the age of eight. She is also a solo performer, having performed at storytelling shows such as Bedpost Confessions and The Soundtrack Series. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan where her first novel, Every Anxious Wave, won a Hopwood Award.
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