63 Due South
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00pm
Contemporary American politics, culture and economics are major forces that shape society—for better or for worse. With its size and reach, what happens in America doesn’t stay in America. No wonder, then, that these three Canadian novelists set their stories there. Stephen Miller takes the political road, telling the story of a young female terrorist whose goal is to infect as many people in the United States as she can. Emily Schultz takes a comic swipe at American culture, unleashing a bevy of blondes whose attacks on passersby are symptoms of a deadly illness. Emily St. John Mandel’s literary thriller is infected with foreclosed homes and weed-fringed cul-de-sacs, symptomatic of America’s economic woes. What is it about the elephant to our south that continues to fascinate us so much?