For all you lucky devils out there in Manhattan standing in line to get into this year's NYCC, I have a treat for you! My wonderful publisher, G. P. Putnam and Sons will be at the Penguin Books booth handing out advanced reader copies of ORLEANS for your reading pleasure! Just head over to booth #921 and say "Hey Mister, throw me something!" And when they stare at you blankly, just ask for the book. Not everyone has been to Mardi Gras.