Knowledge is Power
of you who were courageous enough to attend the Locust Street Festival on a
stormy June 8 had your hardiness rewarded with a performance by The Trusty
Knife, a local band whose eclectic sound betrays a clear affinity for
’70s-inspired rock ’n’ roll with a somewhat glammy edge. When he’s not
strumming on a guitar or crooning into a microphone, band member Zack Pieper writes poetry that’s
appeared in several small press publications, including Dodo Books and Rust Buckle.
He will be reading at
this week, a veritable crime-fest takes shape with not one but three mystery
Later in the evening Irish author John Connolly and Ohio-born novelist Nathan Singer will come to Muskego Public Library (S73 W16663 Janesville Road). Connolly, who garnered critical acclaim for his first novel, Every DeadThing,and is also the author of a collection of tragic and unsettling ghost stories, will be reading from his seventh book in the Charlie Parker series, The Reapers. His new novel is said to be lighter in tone than others in the series, owing to the fact that it’s told from the point of view of Parker’s comical accessories Louis and Angel. Meanwhile Singer’s new work, In the Light of You, offers a harrowing glimpse into the frenetic world of neo-Nazi gangs and the tumultuous world of adolescent anxiety. The event begins at 7 p.m.