Imagine On Air presents Camilla Gibb
Imagine On Air is thrilled to welcome back to the Wordfest stage Camilla Gibb and her new novel The Relatives. This special one-hour conversation on Wordfest.com will be hosted by Wordfest's Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. It's free and, if you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder on the afternoon of the show, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag the next day with bonus extras sparked by the conversation.
You've seen the buzz about the new book. You know her biography and sublime backlist. Now we invite you to go deeper: into the big generous brain of Camilla Gibb.
We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible for us to connect you with one of the world's most luminous thinkers.
About The Relatives
“Gibb's writing is laser-like.” –Toronto Star
From the renowned author of Sweetness in the Belly, The Beauty of Humanity Movement, and This Is Happy, comes a bold, urgent and richly imagined novel about what it means to be a family in our modern world.
Lila is on a long, painful journey toward motherhood. Tess and Emily are reeling after their ugly separation and fighting over ownership of the embryos that were supposed to grow their family together. And thousands of miles away, the unknown man who served as anonymous donor to them all is being held in captivity in Somalia. While his life remains in precarious balance, his genetic material is a source of both creation and conflict.
What does it mean to be a family in our rapidly shifting world? What are our responsibilities to each other with increasing options for how to create a family?
As these characters grapple with life-altering changes, they will find themselves interconnected in ways they cannot have imagined, and forced to redefine what family means to them.
About Camilla Gibb
Camilla Gibb was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels — Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so's Life, Sweetness in the Belly, and The Beauty of Humanity Movement — as well as the bestselling memoir This is Happy. Gibb has been the recipient of the Trillium Book Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, and the CBC Canadian Literary Award and has been shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has a Ph.D. from Oxford University and is an adjunct faculty member of the graduate creative writing programs at the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph.
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- Camilla Gibb's new book The Relatives proves she's one of Canada's best storytellers -Toronto Star
- Opinion: Even in the midst of a 'baby bust,' plenty of people still want children. But those requiring reproductive assistance face new challenges -The Globe and Mail