Johanna Skibsrud will be reading from This Will Be Hard to Explain.
"[This Will Be Hard to Explain is a] meditation on how to exist in a world full of other people who may never be truly knowable." -- The National Post
With her new collection, Skibsrud introduces us to an astonishing array of characters, showing us through their eyes what even they cannot see and uncorking minor epiphanies in the most unremarkable days. These wise querying stories bear the mark of one of Canada's most remarkable voices, and linger in the mind long after the final page has been turned.
Jessica Moore will be reading from Turkana Boy, her translation (from the French) of the award-winning poetic novel by Quebecois author Jean-Francois Beauchemin. I've heard rumours he *may* be convinced to read a little from the French version too!
The first part of the translation won a PEN America Award in 2008. Turkana Boy is a contemplative, sometimes surreal, and deeply questioning narrative, underlain with the protagonist's sadness after the disappearance of his son.
That's next Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm at 211 Bernard O!