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Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-324-4321
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http://www.keplers.com/event/christopher-moore-1

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The Serpent of Venice: New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in this satiric Venetian gothic that brings back Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff.

The setting is Venice, a long time ago. A trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured the rascal, Fool Pocket, the erstwhile envoy of Britain and France, and widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia, to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of spirits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio’s beautiful daughter, Portia.

But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged. The girl isn’t even in the city limits. Desperate to rid themselves once and for all of the man who has consistently foiled their grand quest for power and wealth, they have lured him to his death. How can such a small man, be such a huge obstacle? But this Fool is no fool … and he’s got more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.

About the Ticket Supplier: Peninsula Arts & Lectures

Kepler’s Books was founded in Menlo Park in May 1955 by peace activist Roy Kepler. For 57 years, Kepler’s has been the intellectual and cultural hub for the Peninsula, known for its outstanding literary events, knowledgeable staff, broad selection of books and magazines, and for its deep ties to the community.