Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks Street
9:00pm

Subjective Truths

with Iain Reid and Craig Davidson
Hosted by Maclean’s Magazine’s John Geddes

Subjective Truths

with Iain Reid and Craig Davidson
Hosted by Maclean’s Magazine’s John Geddes
29
Monday
Oct
2018
9:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Craig Davidson - Photo by Kevin Kelly
Iain Reid - Photo by LucasTingle

Join us for short readings and a conversation with two acclaimed storytellers who share an interest in the gap between who we are and who we think we are and the ever-shifting border between the real and the imagined.

 

Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with surprising news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Hen won’t have a chance to miss him at all, because she won’t be left alone—not even for a moment. Hen will have company. Familiar company. Foe, a taut, psychological mind-bender from Iain Reid, the bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things, examines the nature of domestic relationships, self-determination, and what it means to be (or not to be) a person.

 

Over the course of the life-altering summer he turned twelve, Jake not only fell in love and began to imagine his future, he slowly, painfully came to realise that his uncle’s preoccupation with chilling legends sprang from something buried deep in his past. By turns heartwarming and devastating, The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson, the Giller-shortlisted author of Cataract City, examines the fragility and resilience of mind, body and human spirit, as well as the haunting mutability of memory and story.

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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