Lookee-look! at this wonderful review in the Montreal Review of Books.
They hosted a well-attended launch party for the anniversary of their 50th issue at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on July 8th. Myself, Xue Yiwei, and Sylvain Neuvel read.
An excerpt from Five Roses has been published in the US in the handsomely produced magazine, Apogee. There's a special pleasure to seeing your words on good paper, the pages illustrated with fine artwork.
Also last week, I was invited to the Pointe division of the Legion Hall where I was entertained with a wealth of stories about the Pointe from a couple of decades ago--bank robberies, the flatbed truck heaped with Christmas gifts from the West End gang (that was), a three-shift restaurant to feed the rail yard workers. All "for my next book."
As a footnote to the review above, here is how you set a table for breakfast.
And though I never made a cake this pretty when I was a child (to this day, decorating is not my forte), I have this picture permanently filed in the same compartment of my memory as Popeye and Felix the Cat.