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Rabindranath Maharaj -- Reading & Signing

Wednesday May 23 2012 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Asian Canadian Writers Showcase reading & signing The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf Canada).

Rabindranath Maharaj is the author of three previous novels: A Perfect Pledge, nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and for the Regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book; The Lagahoo’s Apprentice, a Globe and Mail and Toronto Star Notable Book of the Year; and Homer in Flight, nominated for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His latest book, The Amazing Absorbing Boy, was nominated for the 2011 Toronto Book Awards. Robin Maharaj lives in Ajax, Ontario. This reading is part of Asian Heritage Month’s ‘Tenacity’ tenth anniversary celebrations. For more information, click here.

See:

The Amazing Absorbing Boy

- by Rabindranath Maharaj

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Seventeen-year-old Samuel, naïve and inexperienced, leaves his home in Trinidad for Canada following the death of his mother. He hasn't seen his father since he was six years old and now, thrust into a new life together, Samuel soon realizes that he is considered a burden. Undaunted, though still wide-eyed, and propelled by a comic book sensibility, Samuel begins to explore the vast foreign landscape that is Toronto. There he encounters molemen, super-villains,
chimeras, trolls and a host of sidekicks.

With his fourth novel, Rabindranath Maharaj gives us his best work yet, a powerful and funny story of a naive young immigrant who is wise in the culture of comic books, and a portrait of big-city Canada we have never seen before.