7:30pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
A titillating night of intrigue, with three authors who tackle taboos, seductions and a bit of mystery. Award-winning author Barbara Lambert reads from her latest novel, Whirling Girl, C.P. Boyko delves into the scandalous world of psychology with his new collection Psychology and Other Stories, and Bradley Somer presents his first novel Imperfections.
Barbara Lambert has won the Danuta Gleed Award for Best First Collection of Short Fiction and The Malahat Review Novella Prize. Lambert has lived in Vancouver, Ottawa, Barbados, and Cortona, Italy, where she stayed in a five-hundred-year-old mill house and researched Etruscan archaeology.
The Whirling Girl
When Clare Livingstone unexpectedly inherits her uncle’s property in Tuscany, she is plunged into intrigue. Men pursue her, but with agendas of their own; neighbours delve into the story of her past; and unscrupulous archaeologists flock to her property in search of Etruscan artefacts.
Bradley Somer’s writing has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, highilghting his bent for fiction with a touch of the urban fantastic. His stories show a bent for the dark and urban fantastic. His first novel is Imperfections.
Set in the world of glittering photo shoots in exotic locations, extreme visions of beauty and raucous fashion shows, Imperfections is a genre-bending novel that sits solidly in the foggy area between fact and fiction.
C.P. Boyko lives and writes in Victoria, B.C. His short story collections include Blackouts and, most recently, Psychology and Other Stories.
Psychology and Other Stories
Psychologists are people we love to hate. At best, they’re compassionate detectives of the human soul, healers and diagnosticians. At worst, they’re smug, hyper-educated, bombastic, yappy, socially deaf, thrice-divorced and twice-separated spouse-swapping cat-torturing perverts.
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