I was just flipping through today’s Gazette and my eye latched onto an ad for Indigo books. More specifically, Indigo will be hosting Chuck Palahniuk, author of the acclaimed “Choke”, “Rant”, and “Fight Club” this Wednesday, May 13. But Palahniuk isn’t in town on a joy ride. Instead, he’s here to promote his latest book, “Pygmy”.

I’d love to attempt to reveal the basic plot for y’all but unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to actually read the book yet. So instead, here’s a sneak peak into the book from the author himself:

I’ve just finished the first draft of a novel called “Pygmy,” a dark comedy about terrorism and racism. The lead character is a 13-year-old foreign exchange student sent to live with a suburban, white, middle-class family. Oh, and they’re Christians. The visit is for six months, and he’s one of a dozen similar kids, all shipped to America to live with typical families.

The secret truth is that Pygmy is a terrorist, trained since infancy in martial arts, chemistry and radical hatred of the United States. He has six months to build a prize-winning project for the National Science Fair. If he succeeds, he and his project will go to Washington, D.C. for the finals competition — where the project will explode, killing millions.

So far, Gerry Howard says it’s the best book I’ve done. Fingers crossed for luck.

Palahniuk will be discussing “Pygmy” Wednesday evening at 7pm followed by a book signing.