Octopus book club: Worldly Goods by Alice Pattersen

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 23:00
Octopus Books Glebe
116 Third Ave.
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 9.918" N, 75° 41' 19.4496" W
Ontario CA

Please RSVP by e-mailing events@octopusbooks.ca

About the Book

An old record player; an unposted letter; a pearl necklace never purchased; a badly written poem from the woman you love: tokens, gifts, and objects lost or left behind, desired or not wanted at all are the starting points for the stories in Worldly Goods, a new collection by Alice Petersen. The stories reveal that ownership is more than possession, for Petersen shows how small objects stand as markers of our attempts to communicate with each other.

6 PM
Tuesday, February 7 2017
Octopus Books
116 Third Ave.

"From the first story in Alice Petersen’s sophomore collection, you know you are in the hands of a writer possessed of stellar skills. Worldly Goods is a multi-faceted diamond: its carbon base is the stuff of life, and its reflective power is dazzling. Petersen can take a small event and in a few pages create an entire world, one full of complex characters in meaningful everyday situations." - Quill & Quire 

"Alice Petersen writes as eloquently about the natural world as she does about the world of human emotion and desire. This is a wise and impressive collection of stories." - Montreal Review of Books

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