College of the Rockies’ English and Creative Writing instructor, Angie Abdou, is celebrating the release of her fourth novel – Between – with a Cranbrook launch at Lotus Books on October 8 at 7pm.
Following on the heels of Abdou’s collection of short stories Anything Boys Can Do and novels The Bone Cage (2011 Canada Reads finalist) and The Canterbury Trail, Between is described as a novel about the complexities of class, gender, parenthood, and desire. So far, reviews of the novel have been very positive throughout the country including from The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun and the national book industry magazine The Quill and Quire.
“Between is my most ambitious novel so far, and I believe it’s my best. It’s, therefore, a relief to see other people thinking so too! I’m thrilled with the attention and enthusiastic response it is getting,” Abdou says.
Abdou, who is balancing her instructing responsibilities at the College with a promotional book tour, has held events in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. She has also enjoyed a week as guest editor at National Post Books. During her Cranbrook visit to Lotus books, Abdou will be presenting a reading from Between and is excited to bring the celebration home to the East Kootenay. A well-respected instructor, she finds she receives as much from her students as she gives to them.
“The more I teach creative writing, the more I learn about creative writing. My work as an instructor at the College of the Rockies feeds directly into creative work. I’m excited to have this launch at Lotus Books where I can celebrate my new book with colleagues, co-workers and students from the College,” she explains.
“In recent years, I’ve had some very enthusiastic, hard-working, and talented students in my second-year creative writing classes at the College. I look forward to the day I’m celebrating the launch of those novels at Lotus Books,” she adds.
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