The Hidden Keys By André Alexis: A Most Mysterious Launch & Scavenger Hunt

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Join us for a beguiling evening to celebrate the release of André Alexis's newest novel, The Hidden Keys!

We're taking it to the streets of Parkdale for a scavenger hunt inspired by the setting of the book, and then locking up the night with readings and prizes at the Cadillac. Arrive by 6 pm to get your score card, but be sure that you're back by 7:30 pm, or you won't have a clue why reviewers are calling The Hidden Keys "wonderfully strange" and "a wry and reflective literary puzzle!" Readings and scavenger hunt winners will be announced at 8!

Seek if ye must, but ye shall not find an event as great as this one!

ABOUT THE HIDDEN KEYS:
Parkdale’s Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and help her solve the puzzle.

A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, a bottle of aquavit, a framed poem and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before the puzzle is solved, he presses on.

As he tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, conceptual artist and taxidermist to the wealthy, and fend off Willow’s heroin dealers, a young albino named ‘Nigger’ Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund ‘Freud’ Luxemburg, a clubfooted psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their hands on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend.
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By: Coach House Books

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