KEENE ~ Eric Giroux presents & signs his book "Zodiac Pets"

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 6:00pm

The Keene Toadstool Hosts

Eric Giroux

presenting & autographing his book

Zodiac Pets

Saturday, June 22nd at 6 pm

In his follow-up to the award-winning Ring On Deli, Eric Giroux returns to the hard-luck hamlet of Pennacook, Massachusetts, for a hilarious and potent novel about a misfit's quest to save the local democracy.

Wendy Zhou has just lost her father and is off to a brawling start in decrepit Pennacook, where wild boar roam the streets and dumpster living is the next big thing. She finds a new sense of mission after joining the other middle-schoolers staffing the town paper, the Pennacook Beat. But when dark forces aim to sell the town ("some assembly required") and plunk a giant dome over it, can a still-shattered Wendy find the strength to fight them? And why does Graham Bundt-the supposed John Adams descendant who rules the Beat like some sloppy Perry White-keep tormenting Wendy with picayune assignments and inane Fun Fridays?

Wendy tells the tale as a college senior rewriting Zodiac Pets, her account of the Pennacook Dome debacle. She's inspired to add new chapters in which she travels down the East Coast with Lena Ko-not only her chauffeur but her troubled and much-loved girlfriend-to interview her former Beat colleagues for the book. In the process of rewriting, she takes a fresh look at Pennacook, herself, and even the rascally Graham.

Event address: 
12 Emerald St.
Keene, NH 03431
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ISBN: 9781734224047
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Published: New Salem Books - June 18th, 2024