The Cure for Drowning by Loghan Paylor

On Friday, February 2nd at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books and Random House of Canada in celebrating the launch of The Cure for Drowning by Loghan Paylor with guest Tara McGuire. Evocative, magical and luminously written, The Cure for Drowning is a Canadian historical novel that boldly centres queer and non-binary characters in unprecedented ways.

Kit McNair is a daredevil in boy’s clothes who longs to escape 1930s southern Ontario. When Rebekah Kromer, an elegant doctor’s daughter, moves to town, she and Kit are drawn together by an undeniable attraction that will tear their families apart and send each of them off on a separate path to war. A brilliant, boundary-pushing love story, The Cure for Drowning is a powerfully engrossing novel that imagines a history that is truer than true.

About the author: Loghan Paylor is a queer, trans author who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Their short fiction and essays have previously appeared in Room and Prairie Fire, among others. Paylor has a master’s in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and a day job as a professional geek. The Cure for Drowning is their first novel. About the guest: Tara McGuire is the author of Holden After & Before — Love Letter for a Son Lost to Overdose, a hybrid work in memoir and fiction exploring grief, motherhood, and the overdose crisis (Arsenal Pulp Press). It was recognized by The Walrus as one of the favourite books of 2022 as chosen by Canadian authors (Ivan Coyote), and was a finalist for the 2023 City of Vancouver Book Award.