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Library News Release

Release Date: 05/30/2013

Carl Hiaasen reads from 'Bad Monkey' June 25 at The Seattle Public Library

"Bad Monkey"

Carl Hiaasen will read from his new book, "Bad Monkey," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


"Bad Monkey" is a comic tale of Florida crime, featuring an ex-cop, a human arm in the freezer, the twitchy widow of the arm's owner, a kinky coroner, a voodoo witch and the eponymous Bad Monkey.


Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His books for adults include the best-sellers "Lucky You," "Sick Puppy," "Skinny Dip," and "Star Island." His books for young readers include "Hoot" and "Scat." Hiaasen's most recent work of nonfiction is "The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport." He also writes a weekly column for The Miami Herald.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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