Happy Wednesday, Reading Nook!
Today, my WoW is We Are Pirates: A Novel by Daniel Handler. I love Daniel (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), so this book is going to be right up my alley.
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Bloomsbury USA
A boat has gone missing. Goods have been stolen. There is blood in the water. It is the twenty-first century and a crew of pirates is terrorizing the San Francisco Bay.
Phil is a husband, a father, a struggling radio producer, and the owner of a large condo with a view of the water. But he’d like to be a rebel and a fortune hunter.
Gwen is his daughter. She’s fourteen. She’s a student, a swimmer, and a best friend. But she’d like to be an adventurer and an outlaw.
Phil teams up with his young, attractive assistant. They head for the open road, attending a conference to seal a deal.
Gwen teams up with a new, fierce friend and some restless souls. They head for the open sea, stealing a boat to hunt for treasure.
We Are Pirates is a novel about our desperate searches for happiness and freedom, about our wild journeys beyond the boundaries of our ordinary lives.
Also, it’s about a teenage girl who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home.
Why I'm waiting:
However, while writing as Lemony, Daniel has also shown really surprising and sharp insights into American foreign policy and real-world events that have always made me wonder how his work and his humor would translate into a more adult realm. I think this book will likely answer that question.
(Also, check out this interview Daniel did with Entertainment Weekly about We Are Pirates)
About the author:
Daniel Handler is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Why We Broke Up, Adverbs, The Basic Eight, and Watch Your Mouth, and, as Lemony Snicket,Who Could That Be at This Hour? and a sequence of children’s novels collectively entitled A Series of Unfortunate Events. He lives in San Francisco.