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Monday, April 16, 2007

Literary: Arleen Pare at People's Co-op Bookstore


Celebrate Canadian Literature this May! People's
Co-op Bookstore and NeWest Press invite you to
the much anticipated Vancouver launch of Paper
Trail by Arleen Paré.

Paper Trail:
Frances, a manager for a large corporation,
appears to be very successful. But Frances finds
her piece of mind unravelling as she becomes
overwhelmed by the destructive bureaucratic
nature of the work world she lives in. Frances
starts to lose small body parts, hears mysterious
Leider music booming throughout her workplace at
random times during the day, and obsesses over
the caymans that guard her office building.
Meanwhile, her alter-ego has regular
conversations with the ghost of Kafka, who is
writing the manuscript which Frances appears in.
Written halfway between poetry and prose, Paper
Trail questions the rat race work ethic many of
us adhere to, more often out of necessity than
choice. Through the thoughts and deeds of Frances
and her alter-ego, author Arleen Paré
demonstrates the stress and loneliness of modern
society, and the profound impact this can have on
a person's sanity.

To request a review copy of this book, or to
arrange an interview with Paré, please contact
Tiffany at 780-432-9427 or
marketing@newestpress.com.

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Wednesday, May 16th
7:30 PM
People's Co-op Bookstore
1391 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
1-888-511-5556

All are welcome!
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Praise for PAPER TRAIL:

"In this startlingly original first book, Paré has spun gold." -Miranda Pearson, Prime and The Aviary

"Arleen Paré's feminist, poetic, experimental
narrative raises Kafka as the post-modern Cain,
making the absurd real and the real starkly
carnivalesque."
-Tanis MacDonald, Fortune and Holding Ground

For more information visit http://www.newestpress.com/books/papertrail.html.

Arleen Paré was born and raised in Montreal, QB.
After completing a BA in Sociology and History
and a BA and MA in Social Work, all at McGill
University, she moved to Vancouver where she
worked in bureaucratic environments for two
decades. During this time Paré received her MA in
Adult Education at the University of British
Columbia. Paré is currently working towards a BA
in Fine Arts at the University of Victoria. Paré
has published work in several publications,
including Geist, CV II, and This Side of West.
She co-edited Portfolio Milieu 2004. She
currently lives in Victoria, BC.

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