7:30pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Kim Echlin is the author of Elephant Winter, Dagmar’s Daughter, and Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer. Her third novel, The Disappeared, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction. She lives in Toronto.
Under The Visible Life
Under the Visible Life takes readers from the bustling harbour of Karachi to the smoky jazz clubs of New York City, while exploring the hearts of two unforgettable women: Katherine and Masha, kindred spirits for whom music provides solace. This is a meditation on how hope can remain alive in the darkest of times when we have someone with whom to share our burdens.
Chelsea Rooney is a graduate of UBC’s MFA program in creative writing. She is a host of The Storytelling Show on Vancouver Co-op Radio and is a regular contributor to Project Space’s artist-publishing web series. Her debut novel is Pedal.
Julia is a psychology grad student who risks everything to pursue scientific research in truly forbidden territory: sexual attraction between adults and children. She persists in her quest in spite of skeptical friends, fragile relatives, a squeamish thesis advisor. Sometimes shocking in its candour, yet charmed with enigmatic characters, Pedal explores how we are shaped by accidents of timing and challenges the beliefs we hold dear about the essence of innocence.
Fred Stenson is the author of The Trade, which was nominated for the 2000 Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the inaugural Grant MacEwan Writer’s Award. He has written over 15 books and 140 film scripts, and writes a regular humour column for Alberta Views Magazine. His new novel is Who By Fire.
Who By Fire
Stenson’s long-awaited oilsands novel tells the story of Tom Ryder, a man whose livelihood and home are threatened by the arrival of a sour gas plant on the border of his southern Alberta farm in the early 1960s. After watching his father’s farm and sense of self dwindle away, Tom’s son Bill reacts to his father's disappointments by rising through the ranks of an oil company in Fort McMurray.