Source: University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
DENNIS BOCK TO READ AT UNBF
October 24, 2006
After the success of his last visit, novelist and short story writer Dennis Bock returns to UNBF to read from his newest novel, The Communist’s Daughter. The reading will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Born in Ontario, Mr. Bock received his Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to The Communist’s Daughter, Mr. Bock is the author of Olympia, a collection of short fiction and the novel, The Ash Garden. Both of these works have garnered him prestigious awards and international critical attention. The Globe & Mail hailed Mr. Bock as "Canada’s next great novelist."
The Communist’s Daughter, set in the late 1930’s, is an astonishing story of love and betrayal set against the chaotic backdrop of China’s communist revolution. The novel vividly brings to life the story of legendary Dr. Norman Bethune, a medical innovator and humanitarian who volunteered in the fight against the invading Japanese army.
The reading is sponsored by UNBF’s department of English, the University Bookstore and the Canada Council for the Arts.
For more information on the reading, contact Ross Leckie at 458-7395.
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