CANADA'S DYSTOPIAN FUTURE UNVEILED
launch for The Minted > SEPT 14
Celebrate the launch of Will McClelland's new novel The Minted on September 14th.
ABOUT THE BOOK
'The Boreal Terrorist', 'The Scourge of Canada', The Great Black Beast.' All of these names have been applied to The Moose, the charismatic leader of a violent animal rebellion that is wreaking havoc upon urban Canada in 2030. Only The Moose and his followers understand that the true seat of power in the country is the Royal Canadian Mint. From its horrific production floors, the soul of every animal in the North is being systematically destroyed through a mysterious process known as 'minting.' By turns a memoir, a confession, and reportage from the frontlines,The Minted is a dizzying tour through Canada's colonial psyche replete with ancient demons, muzzled Members of Parliament and interspecies sex.
Will McClelland is a wonderful and innovative literary voice, hilarious and wise. The Minted is a demented and delightful read.” ─ John K. Samson – frontman for The Weakerthans, and CBC Canada Reads advocate for Miriam Toews and Heather O'Neill
“In the annals of dystopic literature, you’ve never read anything like the world of McClelland’s characters – a terrifying, plausible future that takes every trope of Canadiana and turns it inside out. The Minted is a Heritage Moment directed by David Cronenberg, a Hinterland Who’s Who penned by an unholy trio of Mary Shelley, Atwood at her most sci-fi, and Leonard Cohen at his darkest.” ─ Anna Leventhal, author of Sweet Affliction, Winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Concordia University First Book Prize
BOOK LAUNCH FOR THE MINTED BY WILL MCCLELLAND
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Wednesday September 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Refreshments will be served