7:30pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2014
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Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Linden MacIntyre is an award-winning journalist and author. His bestselling first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award and his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. His second novel, The Bishop’s Man won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been translated into eight languages. His new novel is Punishment.
Forced to retire early from his job as a corrections officer in Kingston Penitentiary, Tony Breau has returned to the village where he grew up, only to find that Dwayne Strickland, a young con he’d had dealings with in prison is back there too. Strickland has just been arrested following the suspicious death of a teenage girl, the granddaughter of Caddy Stewart, Tony’s first love. Punishment is a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason, in a small town shaken by a tragic death.
Michael Christie’s debut book of fiction, The Beggar’s Garden, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction, and won the City of Vancouver Book Award. Born in Thunder Bay, Christie earned his MFA from the University of British Columbia and now lives on Galiano Island. If I Fall, If I Die is his first novel.
If I Fall, If I Die
Full of dazzling prose and irresistible characters, If I Fall, If I Die tells the story of Will, a young boy who lives with his fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobic mother. One day he ventures outside, clad in a protective helmet, and braces himself for danger. What he finds instead will set him on an unexpected journey of discovery. A beautifully tender and unforgettable story about mothers and sons, love and friendship, and learning when to protect the ones you love and when to let them fall.