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Benjamin Wachs: THE DEEDS OF POUNCE
December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benjamin Wachs joins us at the bookshop Tuesday, December 12 to share his new book, The Deeds of Pounce.
Benjamin Wachs is the author of the short story collection “A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City.” His work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Playboy.com, San Francisco Magazine, and has been syndicated across Gatehouse Media. He tweets as @BenjaminWachs and his online home is www.FascinatingStranger.com.
In The Deeds of Pounce, the legendary hero, Pitter Patter Pounce, has set out to rid the world of all the ancient evils. Unfortunately, this mouse’s actions are upsetting the balance between good and evil which endangers all life on Earth. Desperate, the goblin tribes send agents Gherin and Leptin into the forbidden human lands of San Francisco to stop Pitter Patter Pounce at all costs.
Though seemingly alike to outsiders, the two goblins couldn’t be more different. Leptin is a scarred veteran of great battles; Gherin an untested youth from a powerful family who has always wanted to see the forbidden human lands. As they hunt the mouse through San Francisco’s magical underworld, they themselves are hunted by the decadent Duke of Rats, heir to the sewers, and the rabbit Willie O’Shaughnessy, a power broker who offers the goblins all the fruits of human culture if they’ll help his family take over the city.
Time is running out, for as Pounce’s good deeds become more profound, the threat to humans and goblins alike grows stronger. But all this time around humans – with their whiskey and opera and big bridges – is tempting Gherin in ways he never expected.
Now the young goblin must make a choice: to live up to the ideals of his partner and family, or to follow his bliss by cutting a deal with the rabbit and leaving his people forever.