It’s been quite a ride for Fernie author Angie Abdou: her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads book, and the next, The Canterbury Trail, was a finalist for Banff Mountian Book of the Year. She’s been cover girl on such literary publications as Quill & Quire and BC Bookworld.
Abdou will read from her work at the Nakusp Public Library on Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m.
Abdou, an instructor at College of the Rockies with a PhD in creative writing, is the author of three notable works of fiction.
Abdou’s latest novel, The Canterbury Trail (Brindle & Glass, 2011), was a thesis project that generated both a doctorate and notable critical acclaim. It took the gold medal for Canada West in the 2011 IPPY Awards (an independent publishing award).
The story, inspired by Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, brings together a disparate assortment of snow enthusiasts on the last weekend of the ski season. The nearby town rings remarkably like Fernie, but the characters that converge on a snow-bound back-country cabin are entirely themselves.
Abdou’s readings are sponsored by the Kootenay Library Federation and the host libraries.
For more information contact the Nakusp Public Library at 250-265-3363 or go to www.abdou.ca.