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H. Nigel Thomas (Reading & Signing)

Monday Feb 11 2008 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park, in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Reading and Signing the novel, Return to Arcadia. When at age 51, Joshua Éclair—victim of a pygmalianism gone awry—emerges from amnesia in a hospital in Montreal, he must explore what makes him want to erase his identity, and must undertake the process of exorcising what has brought him to this pass. This is the gripping story of a man’s search for sanity set in the fictional Caribbean Isabella Island and the various places Joshua has fled to: Montreal, New York, Tallahassee, London, Paris and Madrid.

Thomas balances admirably the functions of the storyteller and the social-realist observer of human behaviour.

— World Literature Today

H Nigel Thomas immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent. He has been a teacher with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, and professor of American literature at Université Laval. He resides in the Montreal suburb of Greenfield Park. He is the author of: Spirits in the Dark (novel), Behind the Face of Winter (novel), Moving through Darkness (poetry), and Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists.

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Return to Arcadia

- by H Nigel Thomas

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When at age 51, Joshua clair victim of a pygmalianism gone awry emerges from amnesia in a hospital in Montreal, he must explore what makes him want to erase his identity, and must undertake the process of exorcising what has brought him to this pass. This is the gripping story of a man s search for sanity set in the fictional Caribbean Isabella Island and the various places Joshua has fled to: Montreal, New York, Tallahassee, London, Paris and Madrid. This is a finely accomplished novel about a very modern predicament: the malformed dysfunctional identity in the global village.