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Coach House Spring 2013 Launch at the Garrison

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Coach House Spring 2013 Launch at the Garrison

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:00pm


The Garrison
1197 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON
M6J 1X3


Preview the spring Coach House lineup with titles from John Goldbach, Tamara Faith Berger, Andrew Kaufman, David Seymour, Andrew Faulkner and Nicolas Billon.

John Goldbach — the Montreal author will read from his screwball detective novel that reads like a combo of Dashiell Hammett, Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton. The Devil and the Detective is a noir novel about the biggest mystery of them all: consciousness.

Tamara Faith Berger — following the publication of her third novel, Maidenhead, Berger is batting a thousand. This spring, Coach House releases Little Cat, a book that collects revised versions of her two rookie season novels, Lie With Me, which shows a young woman's sexual explorations through multiple points of view, and The Way of the Whore, a contemporized and sexualized version of the story of Mary of Egypt.

Andrew KaufmanKaufman's All My Friends Are Superheroes was a grand slam when it was first published in 2003. Now, ten years (and three other novels) later, one of the funniest, strangest, saddest and most super-powered love stories is back in an illustrated tenth anniversary edition.

David Seymour — acclaimed poet and film industry worker Seymour throws us a curveball with For Display Purposes Only, poems that pause for the spectacle: cloning technologies, super-slo-mo photography, narcotic cab rides. These poems are paeans to our facility for duplicity and self-deception, in which the act of living becomes more and more like a movie (say, Field of Dreams) we're not in.

Andrew Faulkner — first-time major leaguer Faulkner will unleash Need Machine, a collection of poems about hangovers, house parties, cities, syndicated television — and even Roy Halladay! — that's as sharp as a Detroit Tiger's tooth.

Nicolas Billon — the gifted playwright will bring a triple play of lauded drama — Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands — collected in the new book, Fault Lines. Billon, whose voice has been described as a hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute, is coming out swinging for the fences!

Short readings will be followed by music and seventh-inning-stretching. Authors will be available for signings and some inside baseball following the on-stage activities.

This event is free. Doors open at 8 p.m., readings begin at 8:45 p.m.

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.


The Garrison
1197 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1X3 43° 38' 57.3828" N, 79° 25' 20.2908" W

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