Acclaimed musician Tanya Tagaq will discuss her new book, Split Tooth, in a candid conversation with host Omar Mouallem. Split Tooth is a fictionalized memoir that explores the ways that fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them.
Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains. Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget.
This event is presented in collaboration with Up+DT Music Festival, Penguin Random House Canada, and CBC Edmonton.
October 4, 2018
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