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Sara Peters and Bindu Suresh | In Her Voice
August 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join us for a special In Her Voice event to celebrate two terrific authors and their debut novels. Sara Peters and Bindu Suresh will be reading from their novels, I Become a Delight to my Enemies and 26 Knots, respectively, and discussing the intricacies of crafting a story that strays from traditional narrative form.
A book signing will conclude the event.
Tuesday August 13
6 to 8pm
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
This is a free event. All are welcome.
An experimental fiction, I Become a Delight to My Enemies uses many different voices and forms to tell the stories of the women who live in an uncanny Town, uncovering their experiences of shame, fear, cruelty, and transcendence. Sara Peters combines poetry and short prose vignettes to create a singular, unflinching portrait of a Town in which the lives of girls and women are shaped by the brutality meted upon them and by their acts of defiance and yearning towards places of safety and belonging. Through lucid detail, sparkling imagery and illumination, Peters’ individual characters and the collective of The Town leap vividly, fully formed off the page. A hybrid in form, I Become a Delight to My Enemies is an awe-inspiring example of the exquisite force of words to shock and to move, from a writer of exceptional talent and potential.
Sara Peters was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and lives in Toronto. She completed an MFA at Boston University, and was a Stegner fellow at Stanford. Her work has appeared in Slate, The Threepenny Review, and Poetry magazine. Her first book is 1996.
Grand in scope, spare in execution, and lush in language, 26 Knots is a fable-like tale of love, obsession, and everything in between. Araceli loves Adrien. Adrien loves PÃ©nÃ©lope. PÃ©nÃ©lope marries Gabriel, who is tormented by the search for the father he never knew. Set in Montreal, but spiralling out across Canada, Bindu Suresh’s debut novel deftly reveals the devastating consequences of betrayal and commitment, of grief and hope.
Bindu Suresh is the author of short stories that have appeared in various literary publications. A former journalist, she has written hundreds of articles for various newspapers, including the Montreal Gazette and the Buenos Aires Herald. She has a degree in literature from Columbia University and a medical degree from McGill University. Though she was born in Wales, she has lived in Canada since the age of two and has spent equal parts of her life in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. She currently works as a pediatrician and lives in Montreal with her husband and daughter.