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Book Launch: Faerie

Eisha Marjara Book Launch

Date & time
Sunday, February 21, 2016
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Speaker(s)

Eisha Marjara

Cost

This event is free

Organization

Arsenal Pulp Press

Where

Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue

Join us and author and filmaker Eisha Marjara signs and discusses her book FAERIE.

Faerie, a novel for young people, is the fierce yet gently unfolding story of a hyper- imaginative girl who is on a collision course to womanhood. She likens herself to a half-human fairy creature who does not belong in the earthly world; but in the cold light of day she is a psychiatric patient at a hospital, where she is being treated for anorexia--her sickness driven by the irrational need to undo nature and thwart the passage of time
Lila tells the story of how she ended up on the Four East wing: we flashback to her childhood in the '80s, growing up in a small town as an overweight brown kid of Punjabi immigrant parents: her father, a literary scholar whom she idolizes, and her mother, a housewife--"the most female of all females who found comfort in cooking." Faerie weaves these passages with Lila's downward spiral into life-threatening illness, her budding sexuality, and her complicated recovery in hospital that comes with a price. Written with candour and heartbreaking lyricism by author and filmaker Eisha Marjara, Faerie is a plaintive love letter to the bold, flawed splendour that is childhood.

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