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Meet the Author: Robert McGill

2022-09-19 19:00:00 2022-09-19 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Robert McGill Author of A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life Central - 3rd Floor

Monday, September 19
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-19 19:00:00 2022-09-19 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Robert McGill Author of A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life Central - 3rd Floor

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Author of A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

Speculative fiction author Robert McGill joins us in person for an intriguing discussion of all things "A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life." Already receiving high praise, McGill's newest is a "a bold and absurd take on the dystopian plague novel, where people are treated like IKEA furniture." McGill has published both fiction and non-fiction books, and his writing has appeared in various literary and scholarly magazines. He teaches at the University of Toronto.

Before the session starts, you are welcome to email events@bpl.on.ca with your questions for the moderated Q&A. Please indicate the session date and title in the email subject line. The author will answer questions as time allows.

About A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

Distraught and hopeless, an eighteen-year-old distance runner, Regan, decides to end her life. And she’ll do it through an unusual new method available only on the dark web. Enter Ulle, a woman with amnesia, who will, inadvertently, make Regan’s wish come true. McGill's is darkly comic dystopian tale that probes our anxieties around boundaries, whether territorial or bodily, and our fraught desire not to die alone.

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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Events |

TAGS: | M25 |

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