Angie Abdou

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Welcome back Angie Abdou, a regular visitor to the Library as a STARFest host and in her own right as an award-winning author. Her hot-off-the-press novel, In Case I Go, is a new kind of ghost story about the many ways we're haunted by the misdeeds of our ancestors.

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Wednesday, October 18. 7:00pm. St. Albert Public Library.  

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Angie Abdou is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University and the author of four works of fiction. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads book in 2011 and the MacEwan Book of the Year; past recipients of this honour include Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel.

Abdou's second novel, The Canterbury Trail, originated as a dissertation project at the University of Calgary. When it was released in 2011 it was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Festival Book of the Year Award in the Literature category. It also won a 2012 Independent Publishing Award.

Her novel, Between, was named a Best Book of 2014 by The Vancouver Sun among others. It explores the complexities of class, gender, marriage and parenthood, in an intriguing, searing portrait of two women from different cultures.

Abdou’s 2017 novel, In Case I Go, features young Eli who invokes the spirit, and the mistakes, of his great-great-grandfather. He meets Mary, an enigmatic Ktunaxa girl who lives next door, and together they discover that they both have a foot in multiple worlds; in doing so, they relive and account for their past lives of seduction and betrayal.

 Host Thomas Trofimuk is an award-winning author. He will be launching his new novel, This is All a Lie, at the Library in September.  


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