Rakestraw Books is delighted to present an informal, drop-in signing with celebrated writer Dave Eggers and renowned illustrator Shawn Harris on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 at 2:30 PM. Please note that traffic and parking can be hairy about that time, so you might plan to arrive early.
During this brief, but lovely, visit to Rakestraw Books Dave and Shawn will be signing copies of their marvelous new novel, Eyes and the Impossible. We will have both the trade edition from Knopf and the deluxe wood-bound edition from McSweeney's on-hand.
About Eyes and the Impossible:
From the award-winning author of The Every and the illustrator behind the beloved picture book Her Right Foot comes an endearing and beautifully illustrated story of a dog who unwittingly becomes a hero to a park full of animals.
Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes--to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park's elders, three ancient Bison. His friends--a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican--work with him as the Assistant Eyes, observing the humans and other animals who share the park and making sure the Equilibrium is in balance.
But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats--an actual boatload of goats--who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes's view of the world.
A story about friendship, beauty, liberation, and running very, very fast, The Eyes & the Impossible will make readers of all ages see the world around them in a wholly new way.
If you cannot attend this signing, please order a book (or books) to be signed.