#FridayReads

  • April 4, 2014
  • 5:30 pm
  • L'Espresso Bar Mercurio

Toronto, meet the whirling, fabulist world of writer Ghalib Islam as he reads and discusses his debut novel, Fire in the Unnameable Country. National Post books editor, Mark Medley, sits down with the author whose work was described as, “William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick, and M.C. Escher collaborating on a sequel to Inception set on the Arabian Peninsula in the aftermath of a Reagan-era imperial intervention.”

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10

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