Virtual Book Talk with Award-Winning Horror Author Alma Katsu

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Apr 202227
6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

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Chaucer's Bookstore (Santa Barbara, California) will host award-winning author Alma Katsu for a free virtual book dicussion on April 27, 2022 at 6 p.m. (Pacific).  The writer will discuss her latest book, "The Fervor", a horror novel set in a Japanese-American incarceration camp with journalist Michael Takeuchi.

For event information, please click here: https://www.chaucersbooks.com/event/virtual-even-award-winning-horror-author-alma-katsu-fervor

To watch this event on Zoom, please click here:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85873880920

To watch this on our YouTube channel live, or recorded, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRVxV4ZOqkmnBj8TvT25NFQ

THE FERVOR

The acclaimed author of the celebrated literary horror novels The Hunger and The Deep turns her psychological and supernatural eye on the horrors of the Japanese American internment camps in World War II.

1944: As World War II rages on, the threat has come to the home front. In a remote corner of Idaho, Meiko Briggs and her daughter, Aiko, are desperate to return home. Following Meiko's husband's enlistment as an air force pilot in the Pacific months prior, Meiko and Aiko were taken from their home in Seattle and sent to one of the internment camps in the Midwest. It didn’t matter that Aiko was American-born: They were Japanese, and therefore considered a threat by the American government.
 
Mother and daughter attempt to hold on to elements of their old life in the camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread among those interned. What starts as a minor cold quickly becomes spontaneous fits of violence and aggression, even death. And when a disconcerting team of doctors arrive, nearly more threatening than the illness itself, Meiko and her daughter team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investigate, and it becomes clear to them that something more sinister is afoot, a demon from the stories of Meiko’s childhood, hell-bent on infiltrating their already strange world.  
 
Inspired by the Japanese yokai and the jorogumo spider demon, The Fervor explores the horrors of the supernatural beyond just the threat of the occult. With a keen and prescient eye, Katsu crafts a terrifying story about the danger of demonization, a mysterious contagion, and the search to stop its spread before it's too late. A sharp account of too-recent history, it's a deep excavation of how we decide who gets to be human when being human matters most.

Alma Katsu Photo by Steve Parke

Alma Katsu is the award-winning author of six novels, most recently Red WidowThe Deep, and The Hunger. She is a graduate of the master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. Prior to the publication of her first novel, Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several U.S. agencies. She lives in West Virginia with her husband.

 

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