Anne Rice fans in Austin and Houston, Texas, have reason to celebrate as the author has added those two cities to her signing schedule for the recently released The Wolf Gift, and we have all the details right here!
First up on Wednesday, March 21st, Anne will be appearing at Murder by the Book at 6:00 pm, and they have already started giving out numbers for the signing. Their address is 2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005; 713-524-8597 or toll free 888-424-2842. Once you’ve purchased a book and received a line number, you will be able to get The Wolf Gift and up to three other items signed. If you have more books that you would like you to get signed, you must wait until everyone has been through the line, and they will do a second round if time permits. More info is available from the Murder by the Book website.
Then on Friday, March 23rd, she’ll be appearing at BookPeople at 6:00 pm. The address is 603 North Lamar, Austin, Texas 78703; (512) 472-5050. In order to receive a wristband for the signing line at this event, a copy of The Wolf Gift must be purchased from BookPeople.
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.
The Wolf Gift is now available in bookstore and via all online outlets. For more info be sure to “like” Anne Rice on Facebook.
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