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Chuck Palahniuk in conversation with Richard Kadrey / The Invention of Sound

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Berkeley Arts & Letters hosts a virtual event with Chuck Palahniuk for his new novel The Invention of Sound. He'll be in conversation with Richard Kadrey.

Please note: This is a ticketed virtual event. Each ticket includes admission for one person and 1 copy of The Invention of Sound, *signed by the author*, which we will send directly to your door. No exceptions. If you'd like to order any additional signed copies, you can do that here. If you have any questions, please write [email protected]

Gates Foster lost his daughter, Lucy, seventeen years ago. He's never stopped searching. Suddenly, a shocking new development provides Foster with his first major lead in over a decade, and he may finally be on the verge of discovering the awful truth.

Meanwhile, Mitzi Ives has carved out a space among the Foley artists creating the immersive sounds giving Hollywood films their authenticity. Using the same secret techniques as her father before her, she's become an industry-leading expert in the sound of violence and horror, creating screams so bone-chilling, they may as well be real.

Soon Foster and Ives find themselves on a collision course that threatens to expose the violence hidden beneath Hollywood's glamorous façade. A grim and disturbing reflection on the commodification of suffering and the dangerous power of art, The Invention of Sound is Chuck Palahniuk at the peak of his literary powers -- his most suspenseful, most daring, and most genre-defying work yet.

Chuck Palahniuk has been a nationally bestselling author since his first novel, 1996's Fight Club, was made into the acclaimed David Fincher film of the same name. Palahniuk's work has sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.

Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. Some of his other books include The Wrong Dead Guy, The Everything Box, Metrophage, and Butcher Bird. He also writes the Vertigo comic Lucifer.

Please note

  • This event is all ages, with mature themes.
  • The runtime of the show is subject to the author's preference.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All ticket sales are final.
  • For additional signed copies, order here.


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