Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Birth of The White Space Between

Dear Friends,

Birth is imminent, life in the wider world drawing nigh...

My latest novel, The White Space Between, will be launched next Thursday, October 23rd at Paragraphe in Montreal, the wonderful independent bookshop right near McGill, on 2220 McGill College Avenue. The event will take place from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Please join me and many wonderful Montreal authors, friends, family and community in what promises to be a joyous celebration: nosh, wine, and great conversation, not to mention hearing first-hand how I came to write the novel, listening to a short excerpt read aloud, and getting your own signed copy hot off the presses.

The story centers on a mother, a survivor of the Holocaust, and her artist daughter, an acclaimed marionette-maker and puppeteer, both grappling with the aftershocks and reverberations of the Holocaust in the present. It is also a love song to my adopted home city of Montreal, and a love story.

The act of writing The White Space Between, its life in the world, is a sign of hope, a bridge between the dead and the living, a force of connection between the past and the present.

Hope to see you there.


1 comment:

Leo said...

There's an interesting sub-text here that I'd like to sit down with you and discuss over wine, nosh and other good things - the Holocaust Novel.

There has been so much written about that subject that it rings like a chord in the back of our everyone's minds. We don't forget that period of history. We can't. We know it happened and I think all people of good intentions strive to ensure it never happens again.

So, I'm always curious to understand the drive behind someone who wants to write something about that event. What new can be said about this horrible period of our modern history? How does one return to the mine that is this subject and draw forth a gleaming seam of gold for all to see?

I look forward to reading the book with this in mind.