25
Sunday
Oct
2015
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
6:30pm

Written by Time
with Don Gillmor,
Tracey Lindberg
and Ronald Wright

Hosted by the Ottawa Citizen’s Kate Heartfield
"Ronald Wright has dug deep in the treasure of the Spanish-American chronicles and come up with a golden, fabulous story of courage, greed, political intrigue and the treacherous bridges we build between clashing civilisations.
— Alberto Manguel
Don Gillmor - Photo courtesy of Ryan Szulc
Ronald Wright
Tracey Lindberg

JFK referred to history as a “relentless master,” while Percy Shelley wrote, “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.” Both aspects are apparent in three celebrated new novels that examine the tidal effects of history on the lives of individuals.

Don Gillmor’s new novel, Long Change, examines the world of oil through the life and loves of one man. Spanning almost seventy years, and following the geology and politics of oil from Texas to the Canadian oil patch, to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Azerbaijan, various political capitals, and the Arctic, Long Change is divided into three parts, each of them framed by one of Ritt’s marriages.

Tracey Lindberg’s debut novel, Birdie, is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Part road trip, part dream quest and part travelogue, the novel touches on the universality of women’s experience, regardless of culture or race.
 
Based closely on real events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright’s deep knowledge of South America to bring alive an epic struggle that laid the foundations of the modern world. It is a sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another.

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