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Monday, July 30, 2007

Literary: The Bone Cage


Support Olympic-class Canadian literature! NeWest Press and the People's Coop Bookstore invite you to a personal reading from Angie Abdou's latest novel, The Bone Cage, what Quill & Quire describes as "memorable for its fresh perspective on the lives of athletes and the obstacles they must overcome."

Wednesday, August 29th
7:30 PM
The People's Coop Bookstore
1391 Commercial Drive
Entry is free!


About the book
Digger, an 85-kilo wrestler, and Sadie, a 26-year-old speed swimmer, stand on the verge of realizing every athlete's dream -- winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Both athletes are nearing the end of their athletic careers, and are forced to confront the question: what happens to athletes when their bodies are too worn to compete? The blossoming relationship between Digger and Sadie is tested in the intense months leading up to the Olympics, which, as both of them are painfully aware, will be the realization or the end of a life's dream.

About the author
After completing a BA in English at the University of Regina, Abdou moved to London, ON, for graduate work in English at the University of Western Ontario. She briefly lived in Calgary before moving to Fernie, where she now teaches at the College of the Rockies. She currently lives with her husband, Marty, her son, Oliver, and her dog, Brock.

Abdou has been speed swimming since the age of four and currently competes at the Masters level. Her first book Anything Boys Can Do -- a collection of short stories -- was published in 2006. Abdou has also contributed to many magazines and periodicals, including Other Voices, The Harpweaver, The Windsor Review, Spring and Grain Magazine.

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