Garth Stein, author of the novel on which the new film of the same name, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” is based upon, will visit Bainbridge Cinemas for a book signing and special early film screening on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
He will also conduct a Q&A after the movie.
Admission is $25 per person, which includes popcorn, drinks and a donation to the library.
Visit www.eventbrite.com and search “The Art of Racing in the Rain” to learn more and purchase.
Stein, a parttime Bainbridge resident, was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Seattle. After spending 18 years in New York City, he returned to the Seattle area with his wife, sons, and the family dog, a lab/poodle mix.
“The Art of Racing in the Rain” was a New York Times bestseller for 156 weeks. It follows the story of Denny Swift, a race car driver and customer representative in a Seattle BMW dealership, and his dog, Enzo, who believes in the Mongolian legend that a dog “who is prepared” will be reincarnated in his next life as a human.
Enzo thus sets out to prepare, spending most of his days watching and learning from television, gleaning what he can about his owner’s greatest passion, race car driving — and relating it to life.
The film version stars film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo.