Author Talk: Brad Rau

February 10, 2018 – 2:00 pm

We invite you to an Author Talk with Brad Rau at the Main Library on Saturday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. He will be discussing his latest book, Caveman at the End of the World.

Born in Portland, Brad Rau has lived in Maine for his entire life, receiving his Bachelor’s in Creative Writing through a low residency program at Vermont College. In 2015, he opened his own publishing company to release his first novel, The Ghost, Josephine, which received rave reviews from Kirkus Reviews, The San Fransisco Review of Books and the Columbia Review, among others. His second novel, Caveman at the End of the World, was released this past summer and was named one of the “Best Books of 2017” by IndieReader.

About the Book

In a nameless city in the near future, Ella Pearson returns home to find her apartment broken into. Tiny, mute and covered in hair, the intruder seems harmless enough, but as the simple nuisance of extracting him from her life turns into an all-consuming battle against a mysterious government agency, it becomes evident that he is only a minor instrument in a much greater intrigue. While the circumstances enveloping her grow increasingly surreal, Ella’s attention turns to her own, murky past where she will find answers to questions so monumental, she never considered that they should be asked.

A darkly comic blend of sci-fi, noir and modern day allegory, Caveman at the End of the World is a one of a kind story that begs to be picked up and read.

Copies of Rau’s books will be available to purchase at a reception and signing following the event. For more information about Rau and his writing, visit his website at For more information about the Author Talk, call Circulation at 767-7660 x 2. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.