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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:00pm 
 
An Evening with
Dean Koontz
 
discussing the writing life and his new novel,
Devoted

Aratani Theatre
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

PURCHASE TICKETS
$43 General Admission seating + Book 
$53 Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission Seating (on sale March 2, 10am)

 

Dean Koontz is an enduring, #1 bestselling author whose work spans six decades and garners commercial and critical success. His books are available in 38 languages, and have sold more than 500 million copies to date. He has also been praised as a “literary juggler” by The Times (of London) for his deft ability to blend other genres—horror, romance, humor, science fiction, and mystery—into his acclaimed suspense thrillers and lauded by The New York Times as “psychologically complex, masterful, and satisfying,” His first novel was published in 1968, two years after he graduated from college. Since then, moving fluidly between genres—suspense, horror, science-fiction, love stories—he has published many novels, novellas, and short fiction, and a memoir of his dog Trixie, A Big Little Life.

Koontz garnered his first bestseller with Demon Seed in 1977 when paperback sales of his 1973 novel got a boost from the film adaptation. Whispers, his breakthrough 1980 suspense novel, was his first on The New York Times bestseller list.  Dean Koontz lives in Southern California with his wife Gerda, and their beloved golden retriever Elsa.

“Readers who were wondering how Koontz could possibly follow up his remarkable Jane Hawk series can breathe a sigh of relief. His new novel finds him still at the top of his game…Scary, sickening (in that good way), and touching, this is a novel that will delight both the author’s legion of fans and those who finally decide it’s time to find out what this guy Koontz is all about.” Booklist

Devoted is an epic thriller about a terrifying threat to humanity and the singular compassion it will take to defeat it. Woody Bookman hasn’t spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when his mother, Megan, tells him she loves him. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes a monstrous evil was behind his father’s death and now threatens him and his mother. And he’s not alone in his thoughts. An ally unknown to him is listening.

A uniquely gifted dog with a heart as golden as his breed, Kipp is devoted beyond reason to people. When he hears the boy who communicates like he does, without speaking, Kipp knows he needs to find him before it’s too late.

Woody’s fearful suspicions are taking shape. A man driven by a malicious evil has set a depraved plan into motion. And he’s coming after Woody and his mother. The reasons are primal. His powers are growing. And he’s not alone. Only a force greater than evil can stop what’s coming next.

 

Dean Koontz photo credit: Douglas Sonders