[gdlr_space height="20px"] Without giving any of the suspense away, the internationally acclaimed authors on this panel will leave you in a page-turning frenzy, eager to connect all the dots as they give short readings and drop clues about how they approached their latest novels. Hosted by Anne Logan. [gdlr_divider type="solid" size="100%" ]
Featuring Michael Helm, Jay Hosking, Michael Koryta & Andrew F. Sullivan
After James by Michael Helm
A neuroscientist retreats to a secluded cabin in the woods, intending to blow the whistle on a pharmaceutical company and its creativity drug gone wrong. A failed poet is lured to Rome as a "literary detective" to decode the work of a mysterious Internet poet who seems to write about murders with precise knowledge of private details. On the heels of a life crisis, a virologist discovers her identity has been stolen by a conceptual artist in whose work someone always goes missing. After James is an audacious, masterful novel, told in three connected parts, each gesturing toward a type of genre fiction — the gothic horror, the detective novel and the apocalyptic.
Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking
When a young man’s best friend and sister go missing, he finds a mystery waiting for him in their apartment: a wooden box big enough for a person to crawl inside, a lab rat and a note that says “This is the only way back for us.” Soon the young man embarks on a mission to discover the truth, a pursuit that forces him to question time and space itself, and ultimately toward a perilous confrontation at the very limits of imagination. Three Years with the Rat is simultaneously a mind-twisting mystery that plays with the very nature of time and a story about facing the dangerously destructive forces we all carry within ourselves.
Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta
Michael Koryta is back with the novel that will cement his place among the greatest thriller writers of our time. With his newest offering, Rise the Dark, and the continuation of Mark Novak’s story, he introduces readers to a villain both eerily familiar and wholly unmatched in his craving for chaos and destruction.
Waste by Andrew F. Sullivan
Set in 1989, in a city on the brink of violence and utter economic collapse, unlikely passengers Jamie Garrison and Moses Moon hit a lion at 50 miles an hour. Both men stumble away from the freak accident unharmed, but neither reports the bizarre incident. But somewhere out there in the dark, a man is still looking for his lion. His name is Astor Crane, and he has never really understood forgiveness. [gdlr_divider type="solid" size="100%" ] [gdlr_button href="https://www.artscommons.ca/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=FD0B5A48-62D0-4A7B-836F-E39763D42F4A" target="_self" size="medium" background="#358CCB" color="#ffffff" border_color="#999999"]Buy Tickets[/gdlr_button]