Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and currently lives in Toronto. He is the author of four literary novels, including Rust and Bone, which was made into a Golden Globe-nominated feature film of the same name, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted novel Cataract City. Additionally, he is the author of a bestselling memoir, Precious Cargo, which was shortlisted for Canada Reads 2018. Craig has also enjoyed significant success with his books written under the pseudonym Nick Cutter (The Troop, The Deep, Little Heaven). His fifth book under his own name, The Saturday Night Ghost Club will be hitting the shelves in August 2018.
Saturday Night Ghost Club
Penguin Random House/Knopf
When neurosurgeon Jake Breaker operates, he knows he’s handling more than a patient’s delicate brain tissue – he’s altering their seat of consciousness, their golden vault of memory. And memory, Jake knows, can be a tricky thing. When growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls (a.k.a. Cataract City) one of Jake’s closest confidantes was his uncle Calvin, a sweet but eccentric misfit enamored of occult artefacts and outlandish conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turned twelve, Calvin invited him to join the “Saturday Night Ghost Club” – a seemingly light-hearted project to investigate some of Cataract City’s more macabre urban myths. Over the course of that life-altering summer, Jake slowly and painfully came to realize that his uncle’s preoccupation with chilling legends sprang from something buried so deep in his past that Calvin himself was unaware of it.