Literary Events

Peter Carey

When: Tue., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. 2008

In Peter Carey's new novel His Illegal Self, a boy named Che dreams wistfully of being reunited with his radical-activist parents while being raised by his wealthy grandmother. His life takes a wild turn when he is abducted by a mysterious woman and winds up in a hippie commune. Meet Australian-bred two-time Booker Prize recipient Carey, who has also won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, at A Great Good Place for Books (6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland) on Tuesday, Feb. 26. 7 p.m.

Anneli Rufus

Price: free

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