Thursday, May 24, 2007

Launch of Peter Dubé's "At the Bottom of the Sky"

DC Books and the Canada Council present the launch of

At the Bottom of the Sky

Peter Dubé's new fiction collection
Sunday, May 27th, 5 p.m.
Reading & signing
319 West Hastings (2nd floor).

Peter Dubé is the author of the novel Hovering World (DC Books 2002), the short fiction collection At the Bottom of the Sky (DC Books, 2007) and the Vortex Faction Manifesto (Vortex Editions, 2001) In addition, his essays and critical writings have been widely published in journals such as CV Photo and Esse, and in exhibition publications for various galleries, among them SKOL, Occurrence and The Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery of Concordia University. He is the President of the Quebec Writers' Federation and a member of the editorial board of the art magazine Espace Sculpture. Peter lives and works in Montreal.

From, At the Bottom of the Sky:

"A riot. That's what the media call it, anyway. A tumult of bodies: some uniformed and bearing truncheons, others in shorts made from second-hand fatigues, a handful with balaclavas pulled over their faces - all of them pushing and pulling, slamming into each other. In some places blood streaks across flesh. Dust clouds climb above the scene and overhead helicopters lend someone a view through them. To my left, a few women dressed in billowing print skirts remain seated, arms linked as a cop leans in, fury in his eyes and one arm outstretched towards them. I can hear the terrifying skirl of the sirens.

Zack's hand is shaking, and all he's doing is handing me the photograph. He remembers the afternoon as clearly as I do, I guess. His eyes are moist."

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