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Sufferance

with Thomas King
Hosted by Peter Schneider

Sufferance

with Thomas King
Hosted by Peter Schneider
Thomas King

Join us for a conversation  between Peter Schneider, Manager and Executive Secretary of the Public Lending Right Program, and Governor General’s Literary Award winner Thomas King about his latest novel, Sufferance , a sly and satirical look at the fractures in modern existence. Don’t miss this conversation on the social and political consequences of the inequality created by privilege and power—and what we might do about it.

 

Jeremiah Camp, a.k.a. the Forecaster, can look into the heart of humanity and see the patterns that create opportunities and profits for the rich and powerful. Problem is, Camp has looked one too many times, has seen what he hadn’t expected to see and has come away from the abyss with no hope for himself or for the future.

So Jeremiah does what any intelligent, sensitive person would do. He runs away. Goes into hiding in a small town, at an old residential school on an even smaller Indian reserve, with no phone, no Internet, no television. With the windows shut, the door locked, the mailbox removed to discourage any connection with the world, he feels safe at last. Except nobody told the locals that they were to leave Jeremiah alone.

 

And then his past comes calling. Ash Locken, head of the Locken Group, the multinational consortium that Jeremiah has fled, arrives on his doorstep with a simple proposition. She wants our hero to formulate one more forecast, and she’s not about to take no for an answer. Before he left the Locken empire, Jeremiah had created a list of twelve names, every one a billionaire. The problem is, the people on the list are dying at an alarming and unnatural rate. And Ash Locken wants to know why.

 

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