Emily Anglin's The Third Person > NOVEMBER 16
BookThug and Type Books invite you to the launch of Emily Anglin's debut novel The Third Person.
In The Third Person, a series of uncanny short stories by Emily Anglin, professional roles and relationships are put under the microscope, becoming analogies for how we know and are known by others. Anglin creates micro- worlds whose social mores are interrupted by a startling and disorienting gap between a defining word and its lived reality: employees dissolve from their job titles, neighbours overstep comfortable boundaries, voices distanced by space or time make their presence felt.
When a third person enters each of the stories, understanding between two people is interrupted and desire is triangulated. By showing a series of three-part encounters featuring yearning that’s suppressed or blocked by impediments— professional, social, practical, emotional, romantic, cosmic, or otherwise— Anglin’s darkly humorous and sometimes surreal stories will drive readers to contemplate the distances between people and the difficulty of really knowing each other.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Writer and freelance editor Emily Anglin
grew up in Waterloo, Ontario, and now
lives in Toronto. Emily Anglin’s creative
work has appeared in The New
Quarterly, the Whitewall Review, and in
the chapbook The Mysteries of Jupiter.
She holds an MA in Creative Writing
from Concordia University and a PhD in
English Literature from Queen’s
University, and also completed a
postdoctoral fellowship with the
University of Michigan’s English
Department. Prior to her graduate
studies, she studied English at the
University of Waterloo. The Third
Person is her debut book.
Emily Anglin The Third Person
Book Launch and Reading by the author
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Thursday, November 16, 7-9 pm