- Aug 06 2020
- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Book Launch: “The Certainties” with Aislinn Hunter & Guests
At this launch award-winning novelist and poet Aislinn Hunter will be joined by Juno award-winning musicians Tom and Kalissa Landa for a celebration of her newest novel The Certainties. All copies of this much-anticipated book purchased during the book launch will be inscribed. Please join us Thursday Aug 6th at 7pm PST through Zoom for a splendid evening.
The Certainties is a vivid, moving novel reminiscent of Anthony Doerr and Michael Ondaatje, about the entwined fates of two very different refugees. In 1940, as the shadow of war lengthens over Europe, three mysterious travelers enter a village in Spain. They have the appearance of Parisian intellectuals, but the trio of two men and a woman are starving and exhausted from crossing illegally through the Pyrenees. Their story, told over a period of 48 tense hours, is narrated by one of the men, who slowly accepts his unthinkable fate. In a voice despairing and elegant, he calmly considers what he should do, and weighs what any one life means.
Advanced praise for The Certainties: “This book is a wonderful mystery; a masterful piece of storytelling that will grip you the first time you read it, and a work of careful art that will reward you when you read it again. Aislinn Hunter has a novelist’s eye for narrative, and a poet’s ear for detail, and she has brought those gifts together in this novel of slow and uncompromising power. In these pages the very idea of bearing witness is given its rightful place.” – Jon McGregor, Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Reservoir 13, and winner of the Costa Novel Award.
Aislinn Hunter is an award-winning novelist and poet and the author of seven highly acclaimed books including the novel The World Before Us, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Guardian and NPR “Book of the Year,” and winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her work has been adapted into music, dance, art, and film forms—including a feature film based on her novel Stay, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hunter holds degrees in Creative Writing, Art History, Writing and Cultural Politics, and English Literature. In 2018 she served as a Canadian War Artist working with Canadian and NATO forces. She teaches creative writing at KPU and SFU’s Writers Studio and lives in Vancouver, BC.
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Topic: Book Launch: The Certainties by Aislinn Hunter
Time: Aug 6, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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