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Meet the Author – A Skype visit with Eden Robinson

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3696 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada

Meet the Author Series
A Skype Visit With Eden Robinson
Author of Son of a Trickster

November 30, 2017
7PM – 10PM – $22

Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of the collection of short stories, Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her two previous novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because half-way through writing the manuscript, Robinson gave up a two-pack a day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.

Her latest novel, Son of a Trickster, was written under the influence of pan-fried tofu and nutritional yeast, which may explain things but probably doesn’t. With striking originality and precision the novel blends humour with heartbreak in a compelling coming-of-age novel. Everyday teen existence meets indigenous beliefs, crazy family dynamics, and cannibalistic river otter . . .

“If Raven and Trickster got a show on Netflix, no one could write it but Eden Robinson. Talking ravens, party drugs, deadbeat dads, murderous otters, Doctor Who—nobody brings together pop culture, indigenous culture and myth with more ferocity and humour. Son of a Trickster is my favourite book this year.” —Annabel Lyon
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Details
Date: November 30
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event CategoryAdult Programs
Venue
Address: 3696 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada