Reading - Nonfiction | July 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
It begins with a bizarre accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never sees the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, a dedicated reader of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen To You!, is the perfect person to step in and save him. What neither can predict are the superpowers that Ulysses (the squirrel) will acquire after the accident. What happens next with Flora, Ulysses, and their quirky supporting cast is entertainingly told in this novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences.