Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to the launch of Mary Cyr, the latest novel from Giller Prize and Governor General's Literary Award winner David Adams Richards.
Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with thirteen men trapped inside. Less than forty-eight hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the mine entrance--willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, Victor, is discovered dead in the hotel room of a Canadian visitor--a 45-year-old woman, and heiress to a vast fortune, who goes by the name Mary Cyr.
In Mary Cyr, the unwinding tale will take us from a harsh jail cell in Mexico, where Mary Cyr is imprisoned, deep into Canadian police officer John Delano's past, and even further into the murky depths of a wealthy New Brunswick family whose ties to mining, newspapers and a host of other interests lead to the highest corridors of power.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018,
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Library and Archives Canada, Pellan Room, 2nd Floor
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
To attend, please register by clicking the following link.