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Laura Trethewey | In Conversation

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join Ben McNally Books and Goose Lane Editions in celebrating the release of Laura Trethewey‘s new book, The Imperilled Ocean. Laura will be at the store, joined in conversation with Harley Rustad. Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will conclude the event.


Tuesday, February 18

6 to 8pm


Ben McNally Books

366 Bay Street

This is a free event, all are welcome. You can register on Eventbrite.

The vulnerable visage of the crown jewel of planet Earth.

An exploration of the earth’s last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories of people and places facing an uncertain future.

On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager from Ghana wonders whether he will reach Europe alive, and whether he will be allowed to stay. In the North Atlantic, a young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery for his friends and family to solve.  A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbour in British Columbia, raising the question of who owns the water.

The Imperilled Ocean by Laura Trethewey is a deeply reported work of narrative journalism that follows people as they head out to sea. What they discover holds inspiring and dire implications for the life of the ocean — and for all of us back on land. Battles are fought, fortunes made, lives lost, and the ocean approaches an uncertain future. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land.

Laura Trethewey is an ocean journalist whose writing has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, Courier International, the Walrus, Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic and at Ocean.org, the multimedia storytelling site of the Vancouver Aquarium. The Imperilled Ocean is her first book.

Harley Rustad is a features editor at The Walrus and author of Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees.


February 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ben McNally Books
366 Bay St.
Toronto, ON


Ben McNally Books
416 361-0032