Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy of Britain and France, and widower of the murdered Queen Cordelia: the rascal Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising an evening of spirits and debauchery with a rare Amontillado sherry and Brabantio’s beautiful daughter, Portia.
But their invitation is, of course, bogus. The wine is drugged. The girl isn’t even in the city limits. Desperate to rid themselves once and for all of the man who has consistently foiled their grand quest for power and wealth, they have lured him to his death. (How can such a small man, be such a huge obstacle?). But this Fool is no fool . . . and he’s got
more than a few tricks (and hand gestures) up his sleeve.
Join us for our Twenties n Thirties book discussion of “Serpent of Venice” by Christopher Moore. We’re doing an Italian themed potluck and having a Q&A session with the author after the book discussion so bring a dish you’d like to share.
The book is available at the front desk at the library. Contact Amy @ the Library if you have any questions.