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Keith Cadieux, Chadwick Ginther & Corey Redekop -- Book Launch

Wednesday May 27 2015 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Winnipeg launch of The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (Exile Editions).

Noir has never been a genre so much as a tone, an overlay, a mood, and this anthology resists the temptation to define what is meant by noir – editors Claude Lalumière and David Nickle were more interested in what it meant to Canadian writers. In New Canadian Noir the full spectrum of the noir esthetic is explored and Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Calgary provide location – with regions like Nunavut and the Okanagan Valley as natural settings.

Keith Cadieux of Winnipeg is the author of the novella Gaze, which was short listed for a Manitoba Book Award and long-listed for the 2010 ReLit Award.

Chadwick Ginther is the author of the Prix Aurora Award-nominated fantasy novels Thunder Road and Tombstone Blues with Ravenstone Books. Originally from Morden, Manitoba, he now lives and writes in Winnipeg.

Corey Redekop has published the much-admired, award-winning bookworm blockbuster novel Shelf Monkey with ECW Press and the even-more-celebrated, award-nominated zombie satire Husk. Born and raised in Thompson, Manitoba, Corey now nests in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he works as a librarian (for the money) and writer (for the glory).


New Canadian Noir

- by Claude Lalumiere, David Nickle - The Exile Book of (series)

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Old vines and older grudges tangle in the Okanagan Valley. An elderly widow, eking out a living collecting detritus, seeks to avenge the murder of her friend. A love-weary security guard clashes with bounty hunters. An ursine meth-cooker faces even stranger creatures on the frozen tundra of Nunavut. As the dead walk and the living despair, a private detective unravels a bizarre mystery. In The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, the whole spectrum of the noir esthetic is explored: from its hardboiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism; from the dystopian shadows it casts in science fiction to the mixture of desire and corruption it brings to erotica; from the blood-spattered romance of the frontier to the stark nihilism of literary realism.