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Stay up (moderately) late with Steven Heighton

a launch for Steven Heighton's The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep > MAR 21

Join Steven Heighton, hailed by the late Al Purdy as “one of the best writers of his generation,” for the celebration of his new novel,The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep.  The novel's protagonist, Elias Trifannis's, need to belong leads him to join the military. Shortly thereafter, Elias is shipped off to Afghanistan, where he experiences a devastating tragedy. He retreats to Cyprus to recover, where he becomes romantically involved with a Turkish journalist, and less romantically involved with a corrupt colonel.

“This book won’t let the reader sleep… a rich and disturbing literary thriller.”
– Annie Proulx, author of Barkskins

Steven Heighton is the author of the novel Afterlands, which has appeared in six countries; was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice along with a best book of the year selection in ten publications in Canada, the US, and the UK; and is currently in pre-production for film. He is also the author of The Shadow Boxer, and his poems and stories have appeared in the London Review of BooksPoetryTin HouseThe WalrusEuropeAgniPoetry LondonBrickBest English Stories, and many others. Heighton's most recent book of poetry, The Waking Comes Late, won the 2016 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 

launch for The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Tuesday March 21, 7-9pm

Photo credit: Anna Robertson (Note: Heighton may not be wearing top hat at launch.)