David Duchovny with Jess Walter
David Duchovny, the award-winning actor, writer, director, singer-songwriter of numerous albums, and now also bestselling, critically praised author, makes this welcome Seattle return to Town Hall for his newest novel, The Reservoir (Akashic).
“Equal parts Rear Window and The Plague, David Duchovny’s new novella is a wildly imaginative morality tale for these confounding times. With the Central Park Reservoir as his canvas, Duchovny paints a protagonist as quixotic as he is unreliable (or is he?). I had no idea where this story was headed, but I was down for the ride on every page.”—T Cooper.
“A heartbreaking story of the cloaked complexities of father-daughter love framed as a sort of virtuoso suicide note. In its depiction of the breakthrough longings that come with growing older, it also struck me, wonderfully, as a contemporary Death in Venice.”—Walter Kirn.
Besides The Reservoir and other books David Duchovny has written, we should also have a special, limited edition chapbook from Akashic, Poems, Lyrics, Flip, on hand here this evening.
Spokane’s Jess Walter, award-winning, critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer, most recently with the historically set novel, The Cold Millions, also has a new book of stories out June 28: The Angel of Rome & Other Stories (Harper).
See the June 29 listing for a reading for that at Folio, with Maria Semple.
This event is scheduled to be live/in-person, with streaming available, and it is presented by Town Hall Arts & Culture in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.