Karen Bao with Kylie Lee Baker: Pangu's Shadow

Karen Bao with Kylie Lee Baker: Pangu's Shadow

Thursday, February 08, 2024 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of Pengu's Shadow with author Karen Bao, in conversation with Kylie Lee Baker.

 

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Pangu's Shadow

There are no second chances in the Pangu Star System.

Ver and Aryl, apprentices at the most prestigious biology lab among the system's moons, know this better than anyone. They've left behind difficult pasts and pinned their hopes for the future on Cal, their brilliant but demanding boss. But one night while working late in the lab, they find Cal sprawled on the floor, dead.

Murdered.

And they immediately become the prime suspects.

Their motives seem obvious. Ver, who left her home moon to study the life-threatening disease wracking her body, had a hopeless attachment to Cal that could've become twisted by jealousy. Aryl, on the other hand, clashed with workaholic Cal because she valued more in her life than research.

To clear their names, Ver and Aryl put aside their mutual suspicion and team up to investigate Cal's death. As they search for the real murderer, they uncover secrets that have shaped all of Pangu's moons... and must decide what kind of future they really want.

Karen Bao does science in the lab, then goes home and writes about it. While earning her Ph.D. at Harvard University, she studied mosquito brains by blasting them with an electron beam. Her favorite activities include cooking, tending her plants, singing, and playing her violin. She is the author of Pangu’s Shadow and the Dove Chronicles trilogy, and a contributor to the upcoming young adult mental health anthology (AB)SOLUTELY NORMAL.

Kylie Lee Baker is the author of The Keeper of Night duology, The Scarlet Alchemist duology, and the forthcoming adult horror, Bat Eater. She grew up in Boston and has since lived in Atlanta, Salamanca, and Seoul. Her writing is informed by her heritage (Japanese, Chinese, and Irish), as well as her experiences living abroad as both a student and teacher. She has a BA in creative writing and Spanish from Emory University and a master of library and information science degree from Simmons University.

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

This event will take place at street level. If possible, the event will be livestreamed to YouTube. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are limited. Please email us at tickets@brooklinebooksmith.com as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, guaranteed seating, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!