Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Fetch - Book Launch

Please join us to celebrate the launch of The Fetch by Nico Rogers.
Readings, live music, snacks and fun are on the agenda!

Nico Rogers The Fetch Book Launch
Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:00pm
Chat Noir Books

Drawing on family recollections, interviews with elders and extensive research in archives and regional museums, The Fetch, Nico Rogers’ first book, is a brilliant hybrid—neither a novel nor a collection of short stories. This compelling volume of tales and prose poems contains a

broad range of characters. There is the slow-witted girl who has lost her mother and now has only the cow named Fatty for a friend; the hard-bitten captain of a schooner in recoil from the ways of his alcoholic father; the child born premature, swaddled in olive oil-soaked linen, placed in a pan and incubated in an oven. And so on, twenty-eight vignettes in all, all tightly written and highly evocative of outport Newfoundland before Confederation. Funny, tragic, and just.

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