Wordfest presents Eden Robinson @ Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary [8 November]

Wordfest presents Eden Robinson


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08
November
19:00 - 20:15

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Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary, AB
Calgary
Eden Robinson presents her latest novel, Trickster Drift, the second book in her captivating Trickster trilogy that began with the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated Son of a Trickster. This event includes an on-stage interview with the author, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. $15 + GST & Fees in advance / $20 at the door.

About Eden Robinson

In addition to the first two volumes of the Trickster trilogy, Eden Robinson's previous novels include the critically acclaimed Monkey Beach and Blood Sports as well as the short-story collection, Traplines. Her work describes Native Traditions and modern realities with both beautiful, honest language and biting black humour. Among the first female Indigenous Canadian writers to gain international attention, she has used her celebrity to draw attention in Time magazine to the Canadian government’s chipping away at Native health care, and to the lack of subsidized housing for urban Natives. Eden Robinson has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Whitehorse Public Library, and will be working with the Writers in Electronic Residence program, which links schools across the country with professional writers.

About Trickster Drift

In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David, his mom's ex--a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can't protect him like she used to because he's moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school.

Even though he's got a year of sobriety under his belt (no thanks to his enabling, ever-partying mom), Jared also struggles with the temptation of drinking. And he's got to get his grades up, find a job that doesn't involve weed cookies, and somehow live peacefully with his Aunt Mave, who has been estranged from the family ever since she tried to «rescue» him as a baby from his mother. An indigenous activist and writer, Mave smothers him with pet names and hugs, but she is blind to the real dangers that lurk around them — the spirits and supernatural activity that fill her apartment.

As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic, whether he hates it or not — he sees ghosts, he sees the monster moving underneath his Aunt Georgina's skin, he sees the creature that comes out of his bedroom wall and creepily wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. When the David situation becomes a crisis, Jared can't ignore his true nature any longer.
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