17 MAY 2019 - 7 PM / TALK & SIGNING
Christopher Castellani - Leading Men
In this breakout book, Castellani skillfully weaves the past -- the story of Tennessee Williams and his lover Frank Merlo -- and the present -- an aging Swedish actress named Anya. In my review for the IndieNext list I wrote " Make yourself an Aperol Spritz (or an entire pitcher) and find a comfortable chair because you're going to spend this afternoon reading Leading Men by Christopher Castellani. Tennessee Williams was a genius -- charming, brilliant, and powerful -- and he was hell to live with and, maybe, even harder to love. A challenge even for the man who loved him best, Frank Merlo. Castellani's fourth novel brings to life not only their fraught relationship, but also the gritty glamour of their time. It's a rich and gorgeous party whose guests include Truman Capote, Luchino Visconti, and you. Fortunately you have that Aperol Spritz. Salut!" Quite simply, we loved this book.
Please join us for a special evening with author Christopher Castellani and Leading Men. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Make yours by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.