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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Recap: Mireille Silcoff's launch at the Emerald

On Tuesday, September 9, we were lucky enough to be the booksellers at Mireille Silcoff's launch for her debut collection, Chez l'arabe (Anansi).

The launch took place at classy speakeasy-style bar The Emerald (5295 du Parc), which was full to the brim with Mireille's friends, family and fans. Guests partook of finger-foods and prohibition era cocktails, and bought piles (seriously) of books! The ambiance was perfect - however it didn't allow for much picture-taking. We do have this one of Mireille in the midst of it all!

Mireille treated the crowd to a reading from Chez l'arabe. She chose an excerpt from the story "Shalom Israel!", in which an Israeli dance troupe comes to Place des Arts, causing the narrator's elderly mother to yearn for her youth as a promising dancer in Tel Aviv. Her reading beautifully showcased the mixture of humour and darkness that characterizes the collection, and left the audience ready to dive into it themselves.

For those of you who missed the launch, we have signed copies of Chez l'arabe in stock! Highly recommended reading!

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