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Fiction Discussion Group

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

The Electric Michaelangelo

Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent honky-tonk of Coney Island in its heyday between the two world wars. Amid the carnival decadence of freak shows and roller coasters, enchanters and enigmas, scam artists and marks, Cy will find his muse: an enigmatic circus beauty who surrenders her body to his work, but whose soul tantalizingly eludes him.

Earlier Event: October 19
Irvin Yalom with Lee Daniel Kravetz
Later Event: October 24
Robin Sloan -- Sourdough