Lisa Bunker, author of Felix Yz
Join us for the launch of local author Lisa Bunker's first book, Felix Yz, on Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm!
If it wasn't for the fused-with-Zyx thing, I suppose I would just be normal-- whatever that means.
When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father's science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix--now thirteen--won't be able to grow to adulthood while they're still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them . . . but it may end up killing them both instead.
This book is Felix's secret blog, a chronicle of the days leading up to the Procedure. Some days it's business as usual-- time with his close-knit family, run-ins with a bully at school, anxiety about his crush. But life becomes more out of the ordinary with the arrival of an Estonian chess Grandmaster, the revelation of family secrets, and a train-hopping journey. When it all might be over in a few days, what matters most?
Told in an unforgettable voice full of heart and humor, Felix Yz is a groundbreaking story about how we are all separate, but all connected too.
Praise for Felix Yz:
"Acutely perceptive, disarmingly witty, devastatingly honest, and utterly captivating. Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"If you think a boy with an alien inside of him doesn't have a whole lot to teach you about life and love and the ways we are connected to each other, then you've never met Felix Yz. Felix would be wholly original even if he didn't have an alien inside of him--which is part of the beauty and awe of this book. Between Felix and Zyx and family secrets and chess and that fated first crush feeling, Lisa Bunker shows us all the subtle ways we are connected and what it means to risk everything, just by being ourselves."
--Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of the Morris Award finalist The Smell of Other People's Houses
Lisa Bunker recently left a thirty-year career in public and community broadcasting to write full-time. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, and does not play chess as well as she would like, but still plays anyway. Find her on Twitter @LisaBunker.