Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Thom Vernon's The Drifts: "poignant, forceful, compelling, suspenseful and wry"

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Thom Vernon's The Drifts: "poignant, forceful, compelling, suspenseful and wry"

Open Book's July 2010 Writer-in-Residence, Thom Vernon, has garnered some well-deserved praise for his new novel, The Drifts (Coach House Books). Globe and Mail reviewer Patricia Dawn Robertson praises The Drifts as a "distinct contribution to CanLit and a great contemporary twist on the Southern Gothic tradition." She writes, "Vernon has a masterful ability to develop and shape authentic characters trapped by identity, betrayal, geography and love.... [The Drifts is] poignant, forceful, compelling, suspenseful and wry." Kate Wallace of the Telegraph-Journal describes The Drifts as "a strange mix of dissonant tones. Together, though, they make a choir, one whose sad songs and pathos are cut with levying humour and colour."

Thom Vernon will be reading at the Pivot Reading Series at the Press Club tonight. Starting in July, you can follow his Author Blog right here on OpenBookToronto.com.

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