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Book launch: LOTE by Shola von Reinhold, with special guests Marlowe Granados and H. Felix Chau Bradley
June 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Metonymy Press and the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival CANNOT WAIT to host Glasgow-based author Shola von Reinhold for the launch of the “Canadian” edition of LOTE.
Von Reinhold’s lavish debut novel lays bare, through ornate, layered prose, the gaps and fault lines in the archive. Through obsessive research on an overlooked Black modernist poet, the narrator buckles under the vacuousness of the art world and curates a queer historical scene, breaking it open and revelling in it. Published in the UK by Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd. as part of the Twenty in 2020 Black British writers series, the book won both the James Tait Black Prize and The Republic of Consciousness Prize in 2021.
Marlowe Granados calls LOTE “a marvelous investigation into who is allowed to lead a glamorous, decadent life.” And as luck would have it, Granados will join von Reinhold on stage for this event.
Granados is the author of Happy Hour, a novel the New York Times called “confident, charismatic and alive to the pleasure of observation.” She is a writer and filmmaker based in Toronto.
Local Metonymy author H Felix Chau Bradley (Personal Attention Roleplay) will also be reading.
NEW LOCATION: Casa del Popolo at 4873 Blvd St Laurent – please bring your mask!