Anne Rice has posted a new video on her YouTube page discussing her upcoming book The Wolf Gift, and one thing that caught our attention is that her protagonist’s transformation isn’t a painful ordeal, but rather a sensuous experience in which he enjoys his increased strength and heightened senses. And that’s just the beginning of the new werewolf mythos she’s created. Check it out for a lot more details, but first here’s a list of cities added to her promo tour in support of the novel.
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY, APPEL SALON, 789 YONGE ST., TORONTO, ON – 7:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA FREE LIBRARY, 1901 VINE STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 – 7:30 pm
2/15/2012 – CANCELLED (92ND STREET Y, NEW YORK, NY)
BARNES & NOBLE, 555 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10017 – 12:30 pm
BARNES AND NOBLE #2089 THE GROVE AT FARMERS MARK, 189 GROVE DRIVE, STE K30, LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 – 7:00 pm
BOOKS INC OPERA PLAZA, 601 VAN NESS AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 – 7:00 pm
CHANGING HANDS BOOK STORE, 6428 S. MCCLINTOCK DR #C-101, TEMPE, AZ 85283 – 7:00 pm
JUST FABULOUS BOOKSTORE, 515 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262 – 2:00 pm
A daring new departure and a whole new world — modern, sleek, high-tech, and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history — the making of a werewolf, re-imagined and re-invented as only Anne Rice, teller of mesmerizing tales, conjurer extraordinaire of other realms, could create it.
The time is the present.
The place, the rugged coast of northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer… an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency… a chance encounter between two unlikely people… an idyllic night — shattered by horrific unimaginable violence… the young man inexplicably attacked — bitten — by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness… a violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing who — what — he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf” by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence). As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there are others like him who may be watching — guardian creatures who have existed throughout time and may possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge; and throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations and the fraught, exhilarating journey still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.
Look for The Wolf Gift on bookstore shelves and in all online outlets on February 14, 2012, and for more info be sure to “like” Anne Rice on Facebook.
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