PETER HELLER at Seattle Public Central Library
Co-presented with THE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Outdoor nonfiction author-turned acclaimed novelist: Peter Heller, whose debut novel, The Dog Stars, was a Seattle Reads selection, makes this welcome return for his third novel. Celine (Knopf) follows The Painter, adroitly telling the story of an unusual, aristocratic private eye. There should be an excused absence from life when a new Peter Heller novel is released to the world. There is a pace and a quality to his writing that will make you want to drink it down in one gulp. Heller’s strong narrative voice and complex plotting have always stood out to me and Celine is another example of this. Loosely based on Heller’s mother, Celine is a hard-nosed — if a bit worn down — private investigator living in post-9/11 Brooklyn. She has a stellar reputation, but when she is sent on a case to locate a young woman’s missing father, it’s clear that her age (and lifestyle) has caught up with her. You will fall in love with Celine and connect with everyone who populates this book. I would give just about anything to follow her on more adventures. —Katelyn Phillips, WORD.
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