23
Sunday
Oct
2011
Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
6:30pm

Hell Is Other People
with Johanna Skibsrud,
Helen Oyeyemi
and Miriam Toews

Hosted by Michael Blouin
"Toews . . . is clearly an artistic powerhouse. . . . In this compelling and beautiful novel, Toews’s quirky and authentic voice shows increasing range and maturity. She is well on her way to fulfilling her promise as an important and serious writer.
— The Gazette
Photo courtesy of Carol Loewen
Helen Oyeyemi - Photo courtesy of Saneesh Sukumaran
Johanna Skibsrud
Johanna Skibsrud
Miriam Toews - Photo courtesy of Carol Loewen

Join us in welcoming three acclaimed authors whose work explores the tension, promise and difficulty inherent in interpersonal relationships. Even if Sartre was right when he announced that hell is other people, the opposite may prove to be just as true.

 

With This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories , Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud introduces us to an astonishing array of characters, showing us through their eyes what even they cannot see and uncorking minor epiphanies in the middle of the most unremarkable days.

 

Helen Oyeyemi completed her first novel, The Icarus Girl , just before her 19th birthday. Her fourth novel, Mr. Fox , is magical, inventive and profound in its truths about how we learn to be with one another. Full of delicious period detail, this is a love story like no other.

 

Miriam Toews’ new novel, Irma Voth , brings us back to the beloved voice of her Governor General’s Literary Award winning #1 bestseller A Complicated Kindness , and to a Mennonite community in the Mexican desert. The stifling, reclusive Mennonite life of nineteen-year-old Irma Voth—newly married and newly deserted—is irrevocably changed when a film crew moves in to make a movie about the community.

 

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