Fall Reading Series: Darcy Tamayose

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Branch: Main Branch
Venue: Online

Join us as we host the first author in the 2022 Fall Reading Series, author Darcy Tamayose. She will be discussing her latest collection of short stories, Ezra's Ghosts, in an online interview and reading. Audience questions are welcome.

**Postponed until 2023**

Darcy Tamayose is a writer, graphic designer, and PhD student. Her work, which includes the novel, Odori, and youth fiction book, Katie Be Quiet received the Canada-Japan Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for both the Alberta Writer’s Guild Georges Bugnet Award and Foreword Indie Juvenile Award. Her short story collection, Ezra’s Ghosts was released by NeWest Press in the spring of 2022. Born and raised in the prairie landscape of southern Alberta, Tamayose lives there today surrounded by daughter, family, and friends.

Award-winning author Darcy Tamayose returns with Ezra’s Ghosts, a collection of fantastical stories linked by a complex mingling of language and culture, as well as a deep understanding of grief and what it makes of us. Within these pages a scholar writes home from the Ryukyu islands, not knowing that his hometown will soon face a deadly calamity of its own. Another seeker of truth is trapped in Ezra after her violent death, and must watch how her family—and her killer—alter in her absence. The oldest man in town, an immigrant who came to Canada to escape imperial hardships, sprouts wings, and a wounded journalist bears witness to his transformation. Finally, past and present collide as a researcher reflects on the recent skinwars that have completely altered the world’s topography. Binding the stories together is an intersect of arrival and departure—in a quiet prairie town called Ezra.