From flying peaches to a sugar-dust explosion?

What do a rogue north wind, a vengeful orphan, a sugar-dust explosion, an airborne jar of peaches, a scar that refuses to heal, a terrible lie, an unexpected baby, and a desperate drive across treacherous ice all have in common? They are all crucial to the plot of Catherine Hunter’s new novel, After Light (Signature 2015). Hunter will be reading at the University of Waterloo, Friday 26 February at 4:30 in St. Jerome’s 3027 as part of this year’s reading series. The reading is free and all are welcome.

Catherine Hunter is a poet and novelist who teaches Creative Writing at the University of Winnipeg. Her previous books include the poetry collection Latent Heat (Manitoba book of the year, 1997) and the crime novel Queen of Diamonds. Catherine’s new novel, After Light, spans four generations of an Irish-American-Canadian family in an exploration of love, war, trauma, and the power of art.

UWaterloo’s Ayesha Imran will be reading as an opening act.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.



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