One of North America’s most acclaimed writers, Trinidad/Canadian novelist André Alexis, winner of Canada’s prestigious 2015 Giller Prize for Fifteen Dogs, is here with another major work, The Hidden Keys (Coach House Books).  “Prizewinning Canadian novelist Alexis (Fifteen Dogs, 2015, etc.) offers up a wry and intriguing adventure in this caper novel loosely inspired by Treasure Island. The book’s dashing young protagonist is an old soul at heart—Tancred Palmieri is an unabashed thief we first meet musing over the fate of a purloined diamond as he imbibes in The Green Dolphin, your traditional hive of villainy … Even though the book is an old-fashioned quest yarn, Alexis’ immense talent gives it an archetypal patina, glossing characters with shades of honor and subtlety that might have been missed in lesser hands. A wry and reflective literary puzzle about family, love, honor, and adventure.” - Kirkus Reviews.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122