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12th Annual Palos Reads
October 8, at 7pm at Palos Country Club

Meet Marcus Sakey
a modern master of suspense, author of

This dystopian novel takes place in an alternative reality where 1% of the population is genetically gifted. It deals with the dramatic impact the "brilliants" have on the world and their inhumane treatment by "normals". A BETTER WORLD, Book Two in the Brilliance Saga, will also be discussed.

$5/Non-member, FREE ADMISSION PFA MEMBERS and patrons of our local libraries.

Sponsored by the Palos Fine Arts in partnership with the Palos Park Public Library, Green Hills Public Library, and the Palos Heights Public Library.

Marcus Sakey's thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Time's Editor's Picks, and selected among Esquire's Top 5 Books of The Year. His novel GOOD PEOPLE has been turned into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, to be released fall 2014, and BRILLIANCE is currently in development as a studio tent-pole starring Will Smith and Noomi Rapace.

Marcus was also the host of the acclaimed television show "Hidden City" on Travel Channel, for which he was routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs.

Prior to writing, he worked as a landscaper, a theatrical carpenter, a 3D animator, a woefully unprepared movie reviewer, a tutor, and a graphic designer who couldn't draw.

He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. His website is, or follow him on Facebook ( or Twitter, where he posts under the clever handle @MarcusSakey.




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