Stephen Markley, in conversation with Chris Pine, discusses The Deluge

Stephen Markley

From the bestselling author of Ohio, a masterful American epic charting a near future approaching collapse and a nascent but strengthening solidarity. In the first decades of the 21st century, the world is convulsing, its governments mired in gridlock while a patient but unrelenting ecological crisis looms. America is in upheaval, battered by violent weather and extreme politics. In California in 2013, Tony Pietrus, a scientist studying deposits of undersea methane, receives a death threat. His fate will become bound to a stunning cast of characters--a broken drug addict, a star advertising strategist, a neurodivergent mathematician, a cunning eco-terrorist, an actor turned religious zealot, and a brazen young activist named Kate Morris, who, in the mountains of Wyoming, begins a project that will alter the course of the decades to come. From the Gulf Coast to Los Angeles, the Midwest to Washington, DC, their intertwined odysseys unfold against a stark backdrop of accelerating chaos as they summon courage, galvanize a nation, fall to their own fear, and find wild hope in the face of staggering odds. As their stories hurtle toward a spectacular climax, each faces a reckoning: what will they sacrifice to salvage humanity's last chance at a future? A singular achievement, The Deluge is a once-in-a-generation novel that meets the moment as few works of art ever have. (Simon and Schuster)

Chris Pine (Star Trek Trilogy; Wonder Woman Franchise, Hell or High Water) is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. His unique ability to seamlessly transition between genres, characters and mediums have helped to create a resume as extensive as it is versatile. Chris recently wrapped production on his directorial feature film debut, Poolman. In addition to directing, Chris also co-wrote, executive produced and stars in the film. Pine previously starred in Paramount’s fantasy adventure Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, the film adaptation of the iconic fantasy video game franchise (Chris also serves as a producer on the title). Other recent credits include Olivia Wilde’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling,  Janus Metz’s Amazon original film, All the Old Knives and the action-thriller The Contractor. Chris will next be seen in Disney’s highly anticipated animated musical movie, Wish which will open later this year in which Chris will voice the character of King Magnifico. 

Event date: 
Monday, November 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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The Deluge By Stephen Markley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123109
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 7th, 2023