Tonight! Stephanie Bolster and Heather Jessup Double Launch

Join us for the launch of Stephanie Bolster's fourth poetry collection, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth, and Heather Jessup's debut novel, The Lightning Field.

About A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth:
Bolster’s poems take us into richly troubled places – prisons of, monuments to, museums for the lost natural world – where questions of what it means to be human, to be animal, to be other and to be art are tangibly in the air. Acutely angled, filled with intertextual resonance and wit, the poems vacillate between wonder and horror, opening up the possibility of honest, unsentimental elegy.

About The Lightning Field:
Set against the backdrop of Cold War Toronto, Jessup’s novel moves from the thrilling construction of the Avro Arrow—the most advanced jet plane of its time, whose wings Peter Jacobs has engineered; to his wife Lucy’s search for meaning in the dead-ends and cul-de-sacs of post-war suburbia. Amongst loss and unexpected offerings, personal dismantling and reassembly, this novel sets the loves and discordant desires of one family against the cold yet endless possibilities of space.

This one's an early one! They'll be reading from their books at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O., tonight! That's Wednesday, October 26th at 5 pm. RSVP on Facebook here.

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