New from DC Books
Press Release For Immediate Release November, 2020
DC Books is proud to announce the publication of Mont Babel, a novella by Keith Henderson.
“Where is everybody?” That’s the question physicist Enrico Fermi posed to his Manhattan Project colleagues now 70 years ago. They knew what he meant. Decades of reaching out to intelligent beings elsewhere in the universe, and no response. Zero. Nothing. A fact which remains true today.
Mont Babel sling-shots off the Fermi paradox using the opposing forces of father and son. Jim Benedict’s a humanist, a man of the word, his son an engineer who’s bored by Shakespeare and likes the NFL. “In the beginning was the word. In the beginning was the Big Bang: two party bumper stickers of our current malaise,” writes Jim Benedict. Father and son rarely communicate. If they do, it is by email.
What brings them together is the lovely Iris Doubt, Tom Benedict’s south African geologist girlfriend, one of the Ariel School children who claimed to have been visited by aliens. Now working in Canada, she spends her free time as invitee to UFO conferences and as investigator of impact craters, one of which is l’oeil du Québec, Mont Babel.
Macrocosm meets microcosm in Mont Babel, quantum mechanics and astrophysics, neutrinos and black holes, raising questions about perception and consciousness, heaven and family peace.
Mont Babel, 119 pp., November 2020, ISBN: 978-1-927599-52-5 (paper) $19.95
Praise for Mont Babel
“Explore the prickly edges of Science and Religion as Jim Benedict is unexpectedly invited by his estranged son Tom, to meet a beautiful geologist, famous in the UFO scene since her own childhood close encounter. Seeking reconciliation, Benedict reluctantly contemplates the possibility of alien visitations through conversations with Iris who shares her impressions of the extraterrestrial visitors as non-interfering, discreet/discrete masters of ‘existential decorum’. In their quest for knowledge, the young scientists scale philosophical as well as geological heights, the Stratosphere of Las Vegas, and plummet into sinkholes, both emotional and volcanic. An intellectual tour de force worthy of Umberto Eco, this novella will fascinate the reader with its dazzling bricolage of poetry, philosophy, ufology lore, and esoteric history of Quebec.”
–SUSAN J. PALMER, McGILL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, AUTHOR OF ALIENS ADORED: RAEL’S UFO RELIGION (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004)
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Kindly save the date!
DC Books will be conducting a virtual book launch for its latest authors on Sunday, October 25th from 3 to 4:30 pm.
Featured will be Mariianne Mays Wiebe for the novel Kate Wake, Zsolt Alapi for his novel Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, and poet Greg Santos for his new collection Ghost Face.
The event will be held on Zoom and hosted by poet Jason Camlot. The Zoom link you will use to join the event will be emailed to you one day prior to the launch, and will be made public on the Livres DC Books Facebook Page on the day of the event. In the meanwhile, please save the date and time. Interested? Email email@example.com to receive your zoom link!
While this will be a “virtual” book launch, we want to stress that you can still purchase real books by following the links to purchase your copies, below.
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New from DC Books
Press Release For Immediate Release September, 2020
DC Books is proud to announce the publication of Ghost Face, poetry by Greg Santos.
In his third DC Books title, Greg Santos explores what it means to have been a Cambodian infant adopted by a Canadian family. Through a uniquely playful and self-reflective series of poems that pay moving homage to his adoptive parents, and explore the fantasies of a lost family and life in Cambodia, Santos leads the reader through his visceral process of unlearning and relearning who he is and who he might become.
Ghost Face, 83 pp., September 2020, ISBN: 978-1-927599-51-8 (paper) $19.95
Praise for Ghost Face
“Santos’ poems are inventive, smart, and skillfully written and his work does not disappoint. Ghost Face is a beautiful collection that thoughtfully examines family mythologies, identity, and a longstanding belief in ghosts. These are poems I kept returning to, a book I could not put down.”
–KELLI RUSSELL AGODON, AUTHOR OF HOURGLASS MUSEUM & THE DAILY POET: DAY-BY-DAY PROMPTS FOR YOUR WRITING PRACTICE
DC Books is distributed by Fitzhenry and Whiteside. www.fitzhenry.ca
Poetry Hour with Bunkong Tuon and Greg Santos August 7th
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Read It Again Bookstore is excited to welcome Bunkong Tuon and Greg Santos to our weekly poetry series. This should be a fun and lively conversation about poetry, craft and common interests.
Greg Santos is the author of Blackbirds (2018), Rabbit Punch! (2014), and The Emperor’s Sofa (2010). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from New York City’s The New School. He regularly works with at-risk communities as a creative writing instructor and he teaches at the Thomas More Institute. He is the Editor in Chief of the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s online literary journal, carte blanche. He is an adoptee of Cambodian, Spanish, and Portuguese descent. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with his family. Photo credit: Mollye Miller
Bunkong Tuon is a Cambodian-American writer and critic. He is the author of Gruel, And So I Was Blessed (both published by NYQ Books), The Doctor Will Fix It (Shabda Press), and Dead Tongue (a chapbook with Joanna C. Valente, Yes Poetry). He has published in both print and online magazines and journals, including Numéro Cinq, Paterson Literary Review, Chiron Review, carte-blanche, Consequence Magazine, Diode Poetry Journal, Mekong Review, Nerve Cowboy, Cultural Weekly, Massachusetts Review, and Poetry Quarterly.Nominated for numerous Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes, his poetry won the 2019 Nasiona Nonfiction Poetry Prize. He teaches at Union College, in Schenectady, NY. He tweets @BunkongTuon
You can pre-order Greg’s new book Ghost Face today! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 7, 2020 – 8:00pm
Mariianne Mays Wiebe’s “dreamlike debut” Kate Wake is “engrossing” with “compelling characters.” Kate Wake explores “… the history of mental health facilities in the early 20th century and Kate Wake’s experience within one. These scenes serve as brutal and terrifying emotional touchstones for Katie’s experience through mental turmoil. Katie’s experience is not the same, but the return to Kate Wake’s past evokes a powerful sense of dread and fear, crystallizing an experience of something that is still somewhat taboo in our current moment: mental illness.”
— The Winnipeg Free Press, 2020
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On May 2, 2020, I was originally scheduled to launch my new full-length poetry book, GHOST FACE, at the 2020 Blue Metropolis Festival. Blue Met, along with so many other public events, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
I am so pleased, however, to announce that I have been selected to perform as part of the #CanadaPerforms initiative through Ottawa’s National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts on the same date!
Even though GHOST FACE’s release through DC Books is still yet to be determined, I will be doing a Facebook Live streaming performance of me reading excerpts from my forthcoming book, along with selections from my two other Punchy Poetry/DC Books titles, RABBIT PUNCH! (2014), and THE EMPEROR’S SOFA (2010). My live-streaming performance will be followed by a Q&A.
My performance will be taking place on Saturday, May 2nd, 3pm-3:45pm EST on my Facebook Author Page. I will be safely social distancing and performing this event from my home. Join me as we celebrate living a life poetic!
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Many thanks to Facebook, Slaight Music, the RBC Foundation, SiriusXM Canada and the National Arts Centre for their generosity and support for the #CanadaPerforms initiative.
March 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Westmount Park United Church
4695 Maisonneuve West
Free for members of the SJLS, $12 for non-members
Based on his transatlantic white collar crime thriller, Acqua Sacra, novelist Keith Henderson will discuss the relationship between news, political research and the making of fiction. Key examples will include SNC-Lavalin, Heenan-Blaikie and Montreal’s infamous “Sixth Family” Mafia bosses. Acqua Sacra will be appearing in German translation (Synergia) in August of this year.