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    Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave Doors will open at 7 pm. Tickets: $40 | 1 ticket & 1 copy of Warlight $50 | 2 tickets & 1 copy of Warlight TICKETS AVAILABLE IN STORE OR ONLINE Preorder now! TICKETS & BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP STARTING MAY 8TH. One of Canada’s literary giants is coming to Victoria with a dazzling new novel. Join Michael Ondaatje—winner of the Man Booker Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize and the Prix Médicis—for a fascinating conversation with Giller Prize nominee Steven Price, about his much-anticipated new novel Warlight, and his writing career to date. Set against the haunted postwar backdrop that made The English Patient an international sensation, Warlight tells the story of Nathaniel and Rachel, teenage siblings left to unravel their parents’ secrets after an abrupt and unexplained estrangement in 1945.
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    Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard St Free to attend. Doors will open at 7. Cash Bar. Seating is limited, so arrive early! BC’s Site C dam exemplifies the dark side of clean energy megaprojects, with activists urging government to consider the land at stake. Now, award-winning journalist Sarah Cox takes us into the lives of the farmers, First Nations, and scientists fighting to save the Peace River Valley. Hear their stories in Breaching the Peace, a frank and urgent cautionary tale in the age of climate change.
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    Join us for a triple feature of local authors! Patrick Friesen delves into his Mennonite roots and beyond with Songen, single-sentence poems that draw from Low German and Middle English to explore music, language, and mortality. And in Quarrels, her first book since the breathtaking In The Slender Margin, Eve Joseph crafts prose poems rich with imagery and intrigue. Finally, the brilliant Bill Gaston is back with a new memoir on fatherhood, Just Let Me Look at You. Enjoy readings, refreshments, and maybe even some early Father’s Day shopping… Free to attend. Doors will open at 7. https://munrobooks.com/?q=h.calevents
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    Stories of migration and belonging have never been more relevant. Broaden your horizons with two Canadian authors famous for their nuanced portrayals of life in the minority. Following the smash hits Ru and Man, Kim Thuy’s Vi tells the story of a coddled youngest daughter forced to leave her father behind as she flees the Vietnam War for Canada and beyond. Meanwhile, Kerri Sakamoto’s Floating City returns to the lasting effects of Japanese-Canadian internment through the eyes of Frankie Hanesaka, a young businessman from Port Alberni rekindling his ambitions in postwar Toronto. Please join us to welcome these two award-winning novelists to Victoria. Free to attend. Doors will open at 7. https://munrobooks.com/?q=h.calevents
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