In his new novel, Lebanese-American writer Rabih Alameddine paints a portrait of a passionate, introverted woman whose mind ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut with all its beauty and horror. Michael Crummey, intimately tied to his compelling home of Newfoundland, brings us the cunning Moses Sweetland. This new Crummey creation ranks with fiction’s most unforgettable characters as he ducks and swerves to stay on the island that shaped him—a place both beautiful and lethal. And Heather O’Neill’s hopelessly promiscuous and charming Montreal twins bring to life Boulevard St. Laurent in its fin-de-siècle 1990s slump. These are three captivating characters whose home turfs are just as compelling as they are.
Rooted and Riveting - with Rabih Alameddine, Michael Crummey and Heather O'Neill
Recorded at Waterfront Theatre on October 23, 2014