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Time: 07:30 - 21:30

Date: 9 July, 2019

Event Category: Book Launch , Community Events

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2100974840199882/

Location: The Word Bookstore—Montreal, Quebec Phone: (514) 845-5640 Venue WebsiteView map

Join us for a special double launch this July featuring David Tacium and Alexandra Pasian!

Poetry and prose will be read.
Snacks will be served.
Wine will be imbibed.

Taking down the Golden Boy
By David Tacium

A prairie remembrance of things past, Taking down the Golden Boy is set in and around Winnipeg in the early 1970s. It recounts a fatal attraction between two same-sex 18-year-olds whose strong religious upbringing is both a hindrance and an incentive.

Why all the fuss over the Golden Boy? Who is he and what is he out there advertising? The novel explores a dark side of spirituality and male sexuality, raising an issue that has grown only more troubling with time. Who’d have suspected such queer twists of puritanical Winnipeg?

David Tacium grew up in Winnipeg and now lives in Montreal. He has a PhD in Comparative Literature on dandyism and the crisis of masculine identity in the 19th century. He reads and converses in six languages – English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Russian — and is an amateur violinist.

“Work Until You Find Resistance is Alexandra Pasian’s poetry chapbook. Printed on 70 lb Zephyr Antique Laid by Coach House Printing, and perfect bound in a cover of Mohawk Via Felt, with Strathmore Black endpapers. The type was composed in Arno Pro by Adobe. This edition is limited to 150 numbered copies.”
– junctionbooks.ca

Alexandra Pasian is a freelance writer living and teaching in Montreal, Quebec. Among other journals, her work has appeared in Arc, CV2,Event, and The Fiddlehead. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University.


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