Incite: May 25, 2011


7:30pm on Wednesday, May 25
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Bookseller: 32 Books


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Award-winning novelist Madeleine Thien reads from her latest book, Dogs at the Perimeter, author Patrick deWitt reads from his new book The Sisters Brothers and Jen Sookfong Lee reads from her latest novel The Better Mother*Let us know you're coming by registering here. Please note that registration is so that we know how many people to expect. Admission on the night is always on a first-come-first-served basis.

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The Writers

Madeleine Thien

Dogs at the Perimeter begins one winter, when Janie, a researcher in Montreal suddenly leaves her husband and young son. She retreats to the home of her friend and mentor, the neurologist Hiroji Matsui, who has mysteriously disappeared. Their friendship, and the world Janie begins to reclaim in the wake of Hiroji's disappearance, are at the heart of Madeleine Thien's eagerly anticipated second novel. Dogs at the Perimeter is a beautifully realized and deeply affecting novel about the multiple lives we carry within ourselves (Source: McClelland & Stewart).


Patrick deWitt

With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love (Source: HarperCollins)


Jen Sookfong Lee

Jen Sookfong Lee's books include The End of East and Shelter, a novel for young adults. Her poetry, fiction and articles have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including TOK: Writing the New City, the Antigonish Review and Event. A popular radio personality, Jen is the voice behind "Westcoast Words," a weekly writing column featured on CBC Radio One’s On the Coast and All Points West. She appears regularly as a columnist on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers and is a frequent co-host of the Studio One Book Club.