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Thursday, 24 April 2014

TONIGHT! QWF presents the launch of New Tab by Guillaume Morissette

The Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers Out Loud series presents the Montreal launch of New Tab by Guillaume Morissette tonight, Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.


New Tab by Guillaume Morissette is published by Esplanade Books/VĂ©hicule Press.
Set in Montreal, New Tab spans a year in the life of a twenty-six year old videogame designer as he attempts to reset his life, in the process chronicling with humor disillusion, boredom, self-destruction, Facebook chats, Concordia University, bilingualism, good parties, bad parties, a backyard cinema, social anxiety and running a possibly illegal DIY venue.

Written in a simple yet bold and astonishing style, New Tab is a profoundly intimate tale of self-reinvention and ambiguous relationships. A sharp, funny, modern novel from one of the most unique new writers in Canada.

The event will feature readings by Guillaume Morissette and Ashley Opheim, and will be hosted by Dimitri Nasrallah, editor of Esplanade Books.
Praise for New Tab:
 
“Set in a Montreal as vividly its own as Richler's, Morissette's fresh and original generational take brims with uncommon observations, understood character and abundantly happy-sad situations. A terrific read and a shining souvenir.”
- David McGimpsey (author of Li'l Bastard)

“Weird, poetic, funny and original… I tore through it.”
- Jonathan Goldstein (host of WireTap on CBC Radio One)

“The deconstruction of regrets, an email with feelings and the screaming universe cement Morissette as both a master of the absurd and a seer of the real. I lol'd.”
- Melissa Broder (author of Meat Heart)


Guillaume Morissette is the author of the novel New Tab (Vehicule Press, 2014) and the collection of stories and poems I Am My Own Betrayal (Maison Kasini, 2012). His work has appeared in Maisonneuve magazine, Little Brother Magazine, Metazen, HTMLGiant and many other publications. He lives in Montreal.

 

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