BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20220427T000000Z DTEND:20220427T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Chaucer's Bookstore (Santa Barbara\, California) will host awar d-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\, "T he Fervor"\, a horror novel set in a Japanese-American incarceration camp with journalist Michael Takeuchi.\n\nFor event information\, please click here: or-author-alma-katsu-fervor\n\nTo watch this event on Zoom\, please click here:<a href="">https://us06web.zoom. us/j/85873880920</a>\n\nTo watch this on our YouTube channel live\, or rec orded\, click here: <a href=" nBj8TvT25NFQ"></a> \n\n<span style="font-weight: bold\;">THE FERVOR\n\n<span style="font-weig ht: bold\;">The acclaimed author of the celebrated literary horror novels  <em>The Hunger </em><span style="font-weight: bold\;">and <em>The Deep </em><span style="font-weight: bold\;"> turns her psychological and super natural eye on the horrors of the Japanese American internment camps in Wo rld War II.\n\n1944: 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 enlistme nt 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.\n  \nMother and daughter attempt to hold on to elements of their old life i n the camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread among those interne d. What starts as a minor cold quickly becomes spontaneous fits of violenc e and aggression\, even death. And when a disconcerting team of doctors ar rive\, nearly more threatening than the illness itself\, Meiko and her dau ghter team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investig ate\, and it becomes clear to them that something more sinister is afoot\, a demon from the stories of Meiko’s childhood\, hell-bent on infiltrati ng their already strange world.  \n \nInspired by the Japanese <em>yok ai</em> and the <em>jorogumo </em>spider demon\, <em>The Fervor</em>  explores the horrors of the supernatural beyond just the threat of the occ ult. With a keen and prescient eye\, Katsu crafts a terrifying story about the danger of demonization\, a mysterious contagion\, and the search to s top 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.\n\nAlma Katsu Photo by Steve Parke\n\n<strong>Alma Ka tsu</strong> is the award-winning author of six novels\, most recently < em>Red Widow</em>\, <em>The Deep</em>\, and <em>The Hunger.</em> She is a graduate of the master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins Universit y and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. Prior to th e publication of her first novel\, Katsu had a long career as a senior int elligence analyst for several U.S. agencies. She lives in West Virginia wi th her husband. DTSTAMP:20230203T130125Z SUMMARY:Virtual Book Talk with Award-Winning Horror Author Alma Katsu URL:/en/events/2022/04/27/virtual-book-talk-with-award-winning-horror-autho r/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR