Bestselling author Daniel Kraus will be in Doylestown Aug. 16, for an event at Doylestown Bookshop to promote his new novel, “Whalefall.”
In the novel, which went on sale Aug. 8, Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand—to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it’s a long shot, but Jay feels it’s the only way for him to lift the weight of guilt he has carried since his dad’s death by suicide the previous year.
The dive begins well enough, but the sudden appearance of a giant squid puts Jay in very real jeopardy, made infinitely worse by the arrival of a sperm whale looking to feed. Suddenly, Jay is caught in the squid’s tentacles and drawn into the whale’s mouth, where he is pulled into the first of its four stomachs. He quickly realizes he has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out—one hour to defeat his demons and escape the belly of a whale.
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Kraus is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and graphic novels. He coauthored “The Living Dead” with filmmaker George A. Romero. With Guillermo del Toro, he coauthored “The Shape of Water,” based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus coauthored “Trollhunters,” which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series.
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