Strange situations, unsolvable problems, secret lives, redemption and revenge. Who are the people behind the names? Frankie, Pavel, Willard, Esmeralda, Milo, Shannon ... these are just some of the stories in The Book of Names. There's a benevolent locksmith with keys to every lock in town. There's a serial-killing vet who harvests his victims' organs. A pediatrician battling her own imaginary friends. A group of men locked inside a container, stranded at a harbor somewhere. A performance artist who can open a bottle of champagne in an extraordinary way. And more. Royce Leville's second book is a mesmerizing collection of the bizarre, the off-kilter, the strangely normal and the cleverly humorous
Royce Leville is the author of 'The Book of Names.' His debut novel, 'A Little Leg Work,' won the fiction category and finished runner-up in the grand prize at the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.