SHOT-BLUE THE HEART – AND YOU'RE TO BLAME
Coach House Book Launch for Jesse Ruddock's Shot-Blue > MAY 3
The venerable Coach House Books and Type invite you to the launch of Shot-Blue, the debut novel from Jesse Ruddock. Set on the inhospitable fringes of northern Ontario, Shot-Blue is the story of a mother and son pushed together and pulled apart by the tides that hew in their tiny island community. But soon, and unexpectedly, Tristan will have to live alone, his youth unprotected and rough. The wild, open place that is all he knows will be overrun by strangers – strangers inhabiting the lodge that has replaced his home, strangers who make him fight, talk, and even love, when he doesn't want to. Ravenous and unrelenting, this is a book of first love and first loss.
"Beautifully drawn and lyrical, SHOT-BLUE moves fluidly, a beat past the norm of something so literary."
– National Post
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jesse Ruddock was born in Guelph and first left Canada on a hockey scholarship to Harvard. Her writing and photographs have appeared in the New Yorker, BOMB Magazine, Music & Literature, and Vice. Now based in New York, Shot-Blue is her first novel.
Book Launch for Jesse Ruddock's Shot-Blue
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Wednesday, May 3, 7-9pm