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Emily Anglin's The Third Person > NOVEMBER 16

BookThug and Type Books invite you to the launch of Emily Anglin's debut novel The Third Person.

In The Third Person, a series of uncanny short stories by Emily Anglin, professional roles and relationships are put under the microscope, becoming analogies for how we know and are known by others. Anglin creates micro- worlds whose social mores are interrupted by a startling and disorienting gap between a defining word and its lived reality: employees dissolve from their job titles, neighbours overstep comfortable boundaries, voices distanced by space or time make their presence felt.

When a third person enters each of the stories, understanding between two people is interrupted and desire is triangulated. By showing a series of three-part encounters featuring yearning that’s suppressed or blocked by impediments— professional, social, practical, emotional, romantic, cosmic, or otherwise— Anglin’s darkly humorous and sometimes surreal stories will drive readers to contemplate the distances between people and the difficulty of really knowing each other.


 Writer and freelance editor Emily Anglin grew up in Waterloo, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. Emily Anglin’s creative work has appeared in The New Quarterly, the Whitewall Review, and in the chapbook The Mysteries of Jupiter. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a PhD in English Literature from Queen’s University, and also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Michigan’s English Department. Prior to her graduate studies, she studied English at the University of Waterloo. The Third Person is her debut book. 

Emily Anglin The Third Person
Book Launch and Reading by the author 
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Thursday, November 16, 7-9 pm