Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
Please join us in welcoming former Green Appler, Andrew Dugas, as we celebrate the launch for his first novel, Sleepwalking in Paradise. Our celebration with take place with libations at our main store in the Granny Smith Room.
Sleepwalking in Paradise, a San Francisco novel about old money, the new economy, and the Second Coming, was published in June 2014 by Vox Nova, an imprint of Numina Press.
San Francisco in the 1990s. High tech startups, IPOs, stock option millionaires. Once the cradle of the Beat Generation, the Haight Ashbury, the Aquarian Revolution, Gay Liberation, Bike Messenger Chic, San Francisco finds itself fighting for its own soul, a struggle reflected in the life of Tommy Delacroix, an alternative journalist turned corporate copywriter who has traded in the Good Fight for the Good Life of the dot-com boom: a German sedan, surging stock options, and an ambitious fiancee. But then Blind Johnny Ray stumbles out of his past, spouting wild tales about a glowing messiah who heals the homeless in the park. Hard to believe, except that Blind Johnny isn't blind any more.
So begins Sleepwalking in Paradise, a San Francisco novel about Old Money, the New Economy, and the Second Coming. As Tommy chases down the impossible answer, he will stake out a singing messiah, bribe a nurse to hack into medical records, and come face-to-face with a sleepwalking power broker who holds the keys to Paradise. In the end, Tommy realizes that the true answer was within himself all along. His fiancee, on the other hand, is still waiting for a good explanation.
Andrew Dugas's fiction and poetry have appeared in LITnIMAGE, Fiction 365, the SoMa Literary Review, Unlikely Stories 2.0, edifice WRECKED, Bound Off Books, Poems Niederngasse, and elsewhere. A graduate of Ithaca College, he is also a two-year veteran of Cornell's Creative Writing Workshop.