Under the Table Books is a funny, sexy, thought-provoking novel of stories. Underscored by his original piano compositions, Todd Walton's dramatic reading of his novel brings to life the inviting and mysterious world of a one-of-a-kind bookstore, haven to a fascinating family of social outcasts, visionaries, and cutting-edge artists. This mythically real bookstore is both community center and grand experiment in pragmatic mysticism.
The cast includes poets, musicians, master chefs, a 10-year-old genius, a former movie star, 88-year-old identical twins, and a homeless savant who may have once been the richest man on earth. Yet for all their eccentricities, each character is an authentic and lovable soul with whom readers and listeners will identify and care deeply about as this first volume of an ongoing saga builds to its myriad dramatic conclusions.
"[T]hese stories add up to one great big story that knocked me out." (Bruce Anderson, Editor, The Anderson Valley Advertiser)
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Walton's a master!