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Podcast Episode
12:00pm

Agency and Consent

Featuring Rebecca Watson and Annabel Lyon
Hosted by Julie S. Lalonde

Agency and Consent

Featuring Rebecca Watson and Annabel Lyon
Hosted by Julie S. Lalonde
6
Tuesday
Oct
12:00pm
Annabel Lyon - Photo by Phillip Chin
Rebecca Watson - Photo by Sophie Davidson

Two of the seasons most anticipated releases explore the inner lives of women, and the realities we too-often try to ignore. Resentment and resilience, rage and regret: There is turbulence under the surface, unacknowledged causes and effects that reverberate through lives.

 

This episode features Rebecca Watson and Annabel Lyon in conversation with Author and educator Julie S. Lalonde.

 

Fiercely moving and slyly profound, little scratch by Rebecca Watson reveals a young woman's every thought over the course of one deceptively ordinary day. Relayed in interweaving columns that chart the feedback loop of memory, the senses, and modern distractions with wit and precision, our narrator becomes increasingly anxious as the day moves on: Is she overusing the heart emoji? Isn't drinking eight glasses of water a day supposed to fix everything? Why is the etiquette of the women's bathroom so fraught? How does she define rape? And why can't she stop scratching?

 

Centred on two sets of sisters whose lives are braided together when tragedy changes them forever, Annabel Lyon’s, Consent, is a startling, moving, thought-provoking novel on the complexities of familial duty and on how love can become entangled with guilt, resentment and regret.

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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