It’s almost here! On Sunday, September 14th at 2pm in the atrium at McNally Robinson Booksellers!
After so much work, excitement, and anticipation, the book for my first novel, The Evolution of Alice, is finally days away! I love book launches. I’ve had the honour of having a bunch of them for my graphic novels at wonderful places such as Aqua Books, Chapters, and, most often, at McNally Robinson Booksellers. McNally is like a second home now, and the good people there have been incredibly accommodating and welcoming over the years.
As much as I’ve loved the launches for my graphic novels (we had a great one in May for my Tales From Big Spirit series), this feels different. My first novel. With no pictures. Say what? I cannot wait, and I hope you can make it out.
So, to repeat myself, the launch is at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park Shopping Centre. It’s on Sunday, September 14th, at 2pm in the atrium. I’m also very excited to have Niigaan Sinclair host the launch with my special guest (and editor for my novel) Warren Cariou joining us as well.
But don’t take my word for it! People are loving “Alice”. Here’s a little review:
“Pulsing at the heart of this novel are the warmly rendered inflections of storytelling voices like Gideon’s, at once reflective, vivid, and vernacular. And at the novel’s core, the broken but ultimately healing rhythms of Alice’s “evolution” – her cycles of loving and suffering, of her family’s living, dying, and ultimately hoping to live anew — bring contemporary experience on the reservation and in the big city achingly, joyfully, and always pungently alive.”
Neil Besner, Professor of English, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, The University of Winnipeg