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Join Mattilda in Toronto!
The fantastic Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is coming to town on her fabulous North American tour! I was lucky enough to meet Mattilda when I was a contributor to this groundbreaking book that she conceived and edited, and I’m so honoured be reading at the Toronto launch of her latest novel So Many Ways To Sleep Badly (which is one of the finest and most innovative books I’ve read in a long time.) I’ll be reading from my latest, Fear of Fighting, which is now available.
The bill also has some other fantastic readers:
This Ain’t the Rosedale Library launches Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s So Many Ways to Sleep Badly with introductions from Hal Niedzviecki, Stacey May Fowles and Tara-Michelle Ziniuk and host Sandra Alland at 7pm on Mon, Nov 3 at The Boat (158 Augusta Ave). Cover is free in advance; $5 at the door; call (416) 929-9912.
More on the book and the full North American tour is after the jump.
Here’s what people are saying about it: “A gender-bending novel [that] unearths subjects still relatively untouched in popular culture… you’re not going to be reading anything similar elsewhere.” – Times of London
“Mattilda’s brilliance makes stream-of-consciousness a lifestyle, a state-of-consciousness. This is an entire lived life’s worth of heartshaking honesty, arch observation, searing vulnerabilty and craving and seeking, all in one breathtakingly poetic (and hilarious) book.”
–Michelle Tea, author of Valencia and Rose of No Man’s Land
“So Many Ways to Sleep Badly is a perfectly tidy mess, a ‘Sex in the Other City’–only these sexual escapades and flailing urges are truly transgressive and flamboyantly hilarious at every turn… This refreshingly frenetic and innovative second novel is unabashedly political, but without being formulaic or reductive. It is a book that has done nothing less than invent its own language.” –T Cooper, author of Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes and Some of the Parts
Montreal: McGill University – Thursday, November 6, 7 pm Amherst, MA: Food for Thought – Tuesday, Nov 11, 7:00 pm Boston: Harvard Coop – Thursday, November 13, 7 pm New York: Bluestockings – Tuesday, November 18, 7 pm Philadelphia: Giovanni’s Room – Thursday, November 20, 5:30 pm Baltimore: Red Emma’s – Monday, December 1, 7 pm Washington, DC: Location TBA – Wednesday, December 3, 7 pm Brooklyn, NY: Word – Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 pm San Francisco: Books Inc. in the Castro – Thursday, January 22, 7:30 pm Berkeley: Moe’s – Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 pm