BookPeople Presents: James Wade - Beasts of the Earth

Wed Oct 12 2022 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

BookPeople | Austin

BookPeople Presents: James Wade - Beasts of the Earth
BookPeople welcomes James Wade in conversation with Owen Egerton to celebrate the release of BEASTS OF THE EARTH.
About this Event

Please welcome James Wade and Owen Egerton to celebrate Beasts of the Earth!

This event is ticketed.

  • Start time: 7 P.M.
  • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
  • Location: The second floor of BookPeople.

The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event.

  • In order to get a book signed, you must have purchased a ticket (which includes a copy of the book).

If you buy a ticket and are unable to attend:

  • We will hold your book at BookPeople for 30 days after the event.
  • We cannot guarantee that your book will be signed. While we do our best to try and get all event books signed, priority is given to event attendees and any extra stock is dependent on the author’s availability.


  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
  • If you have any other questions, please email us at [email protected]

About Beasts of the Earth:

Beasts of the Earth tells the story of Harlen LeBlanc, a dependable if quiet employee of the Carter Hills High School's grounds department, whose carefully maintained routine is overthrown by an act of violence. As the town searches for answers, LeBlanc strikes out on his own to exonerate a friend, while drawing the eyes of the law to himself and fending off unwelcome voices that call for a sterner form of justice.

Twenty years earlier, young Michael Fischer dreads the return of his father from Pr*son. He spends his days stealing from trap lines in the Louisiana bayou to feed his fanatically religious mother and his cherished younger sister, Doreen. When his father eventually returns, an evil arrives in Michael's life that sends him running from everything he has ever known. He is rescued by a dying poet and his lover, who extract from him a promise: to be a good man, whatever that may require.

Beasts of the Earth deftly intertwines these stories, exploring themes of time, fate, and free will, to produce a revelatory conclusion that is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

About James Wade:

James Wade is the author of River, Sing Out and All Things Left Wild, a winner of the MPIBA Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction and a recipient of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel from the Western Writers of America. He lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country. Beasts of the Earth is his third novel.

About Owen Egerton:

Owen Egerton is an author, performer, and filmmaker. He is the writer/director of Mercy Black, Blood Fest, and Follow. He’s the author of several books including the novel Hollow, which NPR listed as one of the best books of 2017. Egerton has been honored as one of Austin’s top comics performing with The Sinus Show and Master Pancake Theater. He’s also been voted Austin’s favorite author by the readers of the Austin Chronicle seven times.

By purchasing a book from BookPeople, you are not only supporting a local, independent business – you’re showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to BookPeople.

Thank you for supporting James Wade, Owen Egerton, and your local independent bookstore!


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, United States


USD 25.99

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