Author Event: The Life of a Literary Forager


May 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maine author Brad Rau, a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School’s class of 1997, joins us in May to talk about how he fuses together elements across genres to create whimsical fiction that incorporates comedy, philosophy, b-movies and musical influences. And he’ll share anecdotes about his successes and the long succession of failures he encountered along the way.
 
More about Brad Rau
Brad studied Creative Writing, Eastern Philosophy and Ethics at colleges in Maine and Vermont. In 2015 he published his debut novel, The Ghost, Josephine, which garnered rave reviews from the San Fransisco Book Review, the Columbia Review and others. His second novel, Caveman at the End of the World, released last fall, was named one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2017,” and has been selected as a Finalist in Science Fiction. Woohoo!
 
Caveman at the End of the Word
“In a nameless city in the near future, Ella Pearson returns home to find her apartment broken into. Tiny, mute and covered in hair, the intruder seems harmless enough, but as the nuisance of extracting him from her life turns into an all-consuming battle against a mysterious government agency, Ella’s attention turns to her own, murky past where she finds answers to questions so monumental she never considered they should be asked.” 
 
“Unique… Surprises at every turn… Highly recommended.”
-The Columbia Review

“Complex characters… and uproariously funny situations.”
-San Fransisco Book Review

Tightly paced, controlled and written… A formidable debut.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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