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David A. Robertson Hybrid Book Launch

Wednesday Sep 14 2022 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming on YouTube

Join us for the launch of The Theory of Crows (HarperCollins Canada), the debut adult fiction from bestselling Winnipeg writer, David A. Robertson. This event will be hosted by Ben Sigurdson, Literary Editor for the Winnipeg Free Press, and feature an live conversation with the author followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

The event will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream with live chat. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

The Theory of Crows is a poignant and evocative novel about the bonds of family and the gifts offered by the land. When a troubled father and his estranged teenage daughter head out onto the land in search of the family trapline after the death of their father and grandfather they find their way back to themselves, and to each other.

Author David A. Robertson is a freelance journalist, podcaster, and a multi-award winning/bestselling author. His books include Black Water, The Misewa Saga series, On the Trapline, and When We Were Alone. The Theory of Crows is his first novel for adults. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.

Host Ben Sigurdson is the literary editor, drinks columnist and a writer in the arts and life department at the Winnipeg Free Press. In 2005 Ben graduated from the University of Manitoba with an MA in English. He has served as a juror for regional and national book prizes, including most recently for the 2022 Kobzar Book Award and the Manitoba Book Awards 2022 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.

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The Theory of Crows

- by David A. Robertson

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A poignant and evocative novel about the bonds of family and the gifts offered by the land

When a troubled father and his estranged teenage daughter head out onto the land in search of the family trapline, they find their way back to themselves, and to each other

Deep in the night, Matthew paces the house, unable to rest. Though his sixteen-year-old daughter, Holly, lies sleeping on the other side of the bedroom door, she is light years away from him. How can he bridge the gap between them when he can't shake the emptiness he feels inside? Holly knows her father is drifting further from her; what she doesn't understand is why. Could it be her fault that he seems intent on throwing everything away, including their relationship?

Following a devastating tragedy, Matthew and Holly head out onto the land in search of a long-lost cabin on the family trapline, miles from the Cree community they once called home. But each of them is searching for something more than a place. Matthew hopes to reconnect with the father he has just lost; Holly goes with him because she knows the father she is afraid of losing won't be able to walk away.

When things go wrong during the journey, they find they have only each other to turn to for support. What happens to father and daughter on the land will test them, and eventually heal them, in ways they never thought possible.