Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #58: We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.   

This week I am waiting on We Are Pirates - a Novel by Daniel Handler. I've not yet read anything he's written for adults. And this looks like it might be a good place to start. It's due out February 3, 2015 from Bloomsbury USA.
From the Publisher: 
Mega-bestselling author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) gives us his long-awaited and most ambitious novel yet: a dark, rollicking, stunningly entertaining human comedy.
A boat has gone missing. Goods have been stolen. There is blood in the water. It is the twenty-first century and a crew of pirates is terrorizing the San Francisco Bay.

Phil is a husband, a father, a struggling radio producer, and the owner of a large condo with a view of the water. But he'd like to be a rebel and a fortune hunter.

Gwen is his daughter. She's fourteen. She's a student, a swimmer, and a best friend. But she'd like to be an adventurer and an outlaw.

Phil teams up with his young, attractive assistant. They head for the open road, attending a conference to seal a deal.

Gwen teams up with a new, fierce friend and some restless souls. They head for the open sea, stealing a boat to hunt for treasure.

We Are Pirates is a novel about our desperate searches for happiness and freedom, about our wild journeys beyond the boundaries of our ordinary lives. 

Also, it's about a teenage girl who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home. 

It sounds offbeat and appealing to me. I'm hoping there is enough light humor to carry it and balance the dark comedy.

So, what are you waiting on this week? Tell me about it in the comments or leave a link to your WoW, Thanks for coming by!


  1. What?! Lemony Snicket is back? Then again, maybe he's been back and I've missed it. Oh well... Either way, this sounds awesome! I haven't read anything of his other than the obvious, but this one might have to move up my list a little. Thanks for sharing! I hope you love it :)

    Here's my WoW!

    1. Yeah, I didn't know that he had been writing books for adults under the Daniel Handler name. This will be the first one I check out. Hope you enjoy your WoW too!

  2. Yeah, this sounds good to me, too. I've never read any of his adult novels. I have a copy of this one and I'm definitely intrigued!

    1. Looking forward to seeing your review of it!

  3. Ooh... I'm betting it will be good. I totally should check it out.

    What am I waiting on? Erm, maybe a baby? It's coming. Only 4 more months... Okay, so I'm too busy reading and blogging to pay attention, but it sounded good, right? =)