SHORT STORIES THAT NEVER STAND STILL
book launch for Some Extremely Boring Drives > OCTOBER 8
Boring Drives is Marguerite Pigeon’s first book of short stories, filled
with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the
Pigeon’s gifts for quick characterization and muscular dialogue are on full display in this collection, where you will encounter competitors in an endurance race at the edge of the world; the secret lives of stray cats, and those who try to catch them night after night; an interview with a once-famous musician who seems to be losing touch with reality; a date in Mexico City that ends in a kidnapping; a woman who comes face to face with her mirror image and finds that she’s taken another path; and a girl who’s determined to never, ever stand still again.
Come out for this non-boring launch and delight in readings by special guests Becky Blake, the 2012-13 winner of CBC Short Story Prize; and Michelle Winters, translator, technical writer, playwright and Journey-Prize anthology inductee.
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Wednesday October 8th, 2014 > 7:30pm-9pm