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Gina Sorell -- Book Launch

Tuesday May 09 2017 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Winnipeg launch of Mothers and Other Strangers: A Novel (Prospect Park Books).

“My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted.”

Thus begins this story of a woman’s quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child, Elsie, an inheritance of debts and mysteries. While coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed.

Gina Sorell is a writer and creative director who was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her husband and son. After two decades as a working actor (with one of those decades spent in Los Angeles), Gina returned to her first love, writing, and graduated with distinction from UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Gina pairs her many hours of novel writing with her work as creative director of Eat My Words, a San Francisco–based branding firm. This is her first novel.

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Mothers and Other Strangers

- Trade paperback

by Gina Sorell - $22.95 - Add to Cart

My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man's child, she accepted." Thus begins this riveting story of a woman's quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child, Elsie, an inheritance of debts and mysteries. While coping with threats that she suspects are coming from the cult-like spiritual program her mother belonged to, Elsie works to unravel the message her dying mother left for her, a quest that ultimately takes her to the South African family homestead she never knew existed. Gina Sorell is a writer, actor, and creative director who was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her family. After two decades as a working actor, including ten years in L.A., she returned to her first love, writing, graduating with distinction from the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Gina pairs her novel writing with her work as the creative director of Eat My Words, a San Francisco-based branding firm. This is her first novel. "