The audience was spellbound as author and adventurer Donovan Hohn read from his amazing new book, Moby-Duck.
The book is a true adventure tale, unlike any other. Part Jack London, part Hunter Thompson, Hohn, who in his real life is an editor and noted poet, set out on a most unusual quest and the result is Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea (Viking, 27.95).
Hohn, whose young family joined him for this reading, has written a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be an "explorer." His quest found him going off to sea, sea-sick, scared, home-sick — and lucky for us, wide-eyed.
His writing is enchanting, and our audience at BookHampton this past Saturday was delighted to be introduced to one of our most original new writers. Come pick up a copy of Moby-Duck, and with any luck Donovan Hohn will be back on our shores in early July.
Please join us next Saturday, April 9 for our continuing Lecture Series featuring linguist William Taylor on the topic “Chasing Chaucer: Translation and the Quest for a Contemporary Canterbury Tales.”