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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

November 11: David Kulczyk author of "Death in California"




Sacramento author David Kulczyk visits us on Wednesday November 11 at 7 pm for an odd look at a darker side of California, one involving death!

In his new book, “Death in California: The Bizarre, Freakish, and Just Curious Ways People Die in the Golden State” (Quill Driver Books), Kulczyk turns a sardonic, but always humane, eye to strange and gruesome events from the earliest California pioneers to the present day. A grimly humorous history of hangings, murders, accidents, overdoses, suicides, and fatal stupidity, “Death in California” offers a bizarre, lighthearted and cheerfully perverse glimpse into California’s deadly past. From the tragic tale of 14 tourists swept to their deaths over Vernal Fall in pastoral Yosemite National Park, and the gritty details of Bob “Bear” Hite overdosing on heroin in a seedy Hollywood nightclub, to the shocking chronicle of a 10-ton jet crashing into a Bay Area kitchen, this zany collection is delightfully weird and enthrallingly human.

David Kulczyk (pronounced Coal-check) is a Sacramento-based historian, freelance writer and award-winning author of short fiction. His work has appeared in the SF Guardian, the East Bay Express, Strange Magazine and the Sacramento News and Review. He is also the author of “California Justice: Shootouts, Lynchings and Assassinations in the Golden State.”

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