EMWF Book Club: Indians on Vacation
Presented in partnership with the Guelph Public Library
Thursday October 8, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST (online)
Register for the EMWF Book Club and enjoy conversation about the novel Indians on Vacation with fellow readers in the lead up to our main event: a live, all-star book club where some of your favourite authors (all fans of Thomas King) will discuss the book. Registered book club members can submit their questions for the panel ahead of time for a chance to ask them during the event. More details coming soon!
This event includes closed captioning.
The Bookshelf (Guelph) is our bookselling partner for this event. Limited signed copies of Indians On Vacation are available for pre-order if you order by August 24. If you would like to pre-order a signed copy, purchase online at bookshelf.ca or call 519-821-3311 x1. Your order will be available for pick-up or delivery on August 25 (the book’s release date).
Indians on Vacation
By Thomas King
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.
“I’m sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress.
‘My god,’ she whispers, ‘can it get any better?’”
By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.
Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; One Good Story, That One; Truth and Bright Water; A Short History of Indians in Canada; The Back of the Turtle (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction); The Inconvenient Indian (winner of the RBC Taylor Prize); the DreadfulWater mystery series, including most recently Obsidian; and the poetry collection 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin. A Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Thank you to our supporters:
The Angel Gabriel Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, League of Canadian Poets, Open Book, The Ontario Arts Council, The Pollock Family Fund and Wellington County.