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VIRTUAL: Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Chuck Palahniuk / The Invention of Sound

August 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT


Berkeley Arts & Letters hosts Chuck Palahniuk for his new novel The Invention of Sound. Please save the date and join us!

** Please note **

>  This is a ticketed virtual event.

>  Each ticket includes admission for one person and 1 *signed* copy of The Invention of Sound. No exceptions.

Gates Foster lost his daughter, Lucy, seventeen years ago. He’s never stopped searching. Suddenly, a shocking new development provides Foster with his first major lead in over a decade, and he may finally be on the verge of discovering the awful truth.

Meanwhile, Mitzi Ives has carved out a space among the Foley artists creating the immersive sounds giving Hollywood films their authenticity. Using the same secret techniques as her father before her, she’s become an industry-leading expert in the sound of violence and horror, creating screams so bone-chilling, they may as well be real.

Soon Foster and Ives find themselves on a collision course that threatens to expose the violence hidden beneath Hollywood’s glamorous façade. A grim and disturbing reflection on the commodification of suffering and the dangerous power of art, The Invention of Sound is Chuck Palahniuk at the peak of his literary powers — his most suspenseful, most daring, and most genre-defying work yet.

photo of Chuck Palahniuk courtesy the author

Chuck Palahniuk has been a nationally bestselling author since his first novel, 1996’s Fight Club, was made into the acclaimed David Fincher film of the same name. Palahniuk’s work has sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.

Please note:

  • This is a ticketed, virtual event.
  • This event is all-ages, with mature themes.
  • The runtime of the show is subject to the author’s preference.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All ticket sales are final.
  • If you can’t attend the event but would like to order a signed copy of the book, or if you’d like to order an additional signed copy, order here or below.


August 21, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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The Booksmith
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