Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.

Sweet Emotion
with Nino Ricci,
David Constantine
and Terry Fallis

Hosted by Stephen Brockwell
"Poles Apart is quite possibly the most fun you can ever have while reading about the struggle for equality. Light-hearted, wickedly funny in skewering every male/female stereotype, and surprisingly touching in some of its more tender and off-beat relationships, this novel lights up the lovability of feminism and its defenders.
— Michele Landsberg
David Constantine
Nino Ricci
Terry Fallis - Photo courtesy of Tim Fallis

The work of these three authors provokes strong emotional reactions – from terror to tears, sadness to surprise, and love to laughter. Join us for a conversation on finding words that reverberate and get a taste of prose that explores and provokes extreme reactions.

From Governor General's Literary Award-winning author Nino Ricci comes Sleep, the story of one man’s descent into sleeplessness. Overwhelming fatigue, fuelled by a steady mix of pharmaceuticals, launches David towards the extremes of human behaviour, and as his choices become more and more abhorrent and the risks he is willing to take more and more dangerous, David’s sense of what is real, who he is, and what he is capable of slips terrifyingly out of reach.

In Another Country: Selected Stories is the first North American publication from David Constantine, winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the BBC National Short Story Award, and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. It spans a remarkable 30-year career with pristine emotional clarity, spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and fearless exposures of the heart in moments of defiance, change, resistance, flight, isolation and redemption.

Hilarious and smart, and offering timely commentary, Canada Reads winner Terry Fallis returns with Poles Apart.  Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. But who, exactly, is the Eve behind Eve of Equality? Well . . . not who you might think. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring writer and fervent feminist.

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