• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (April 22, 2014)
Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket.
This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of sprits 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.
Greed, revenge, deception, lust, and a giant (but lovable) sea monster combine to create another hilarious and bawdy tale from modern comic genius, Christopher Moore.
Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool , and Bite Me . He lives in San Francisco, California.
Christopher’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, April 22nd: Bookshelf Fantasies
Wednesday, April 23rd: Bibliotica
Thursday, April 24th: BookNAround
Friday, April 25th: In Bed with Books
Monday, April 28th: Not Yet Read
Tuesday, April 29th: BoundbyWords
Wednesday, April 30th: Conceptual Reception
Thursday, May 1st: Sidewalk Shoes
Monday, May 5th: cupcake’s book cupboard
Wednesday, May 7th: A Reader of Fictions
Thursday, May 8th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Friday, May 9th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Monday, May 12th: Doing Dewey