ABOUT THE EVENT
Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next on Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 PM, at Root Down Brewing Company, 1 Main St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle. “Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival!” Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of 17, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian–a role-playing game played through the mail–Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. When they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes and Sean is called to account for it. Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax, the event that shaped so much of Sean’s life.
A copy of the book may be reserved at the Library or at www.ccls.org. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase. For more information, e-mail Christine Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.