Join us for the virtual book launch (aka, worldwide) of Michelle Syba’s authorial debut: End Times.
WHERE: Zoom, Meeting ID 867 0139 2113
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm
WHO: Michelle Syba (hosted by Nisha Coleman)
WHY: Because! End Times is awesome.
Register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-book-launch-end-times-by-michelle-syba-registration-601570171577
ABOUT THE BOOK:
End Times is an astounding debut collection of stories about evangelical culture, ideological polarization, and the messiness and mysteries of humanity.
A Vancouver mother convinces her opioid-addicted son to attend church, and sparks her own personal emergency. A jet-setting consultant tries to help a rural fundamentalist teen, while her own secular life unravels in Toronto, Davos, and beyond. An atheist doctor attempts to expose a hipster megachurch pastor as a closeted hypocrite.
At a time when the end feels nigh for many, End Times brings together an expansive cast of the devout and the dissenting, the elderly and the young, immigrants, elites, the burned-out, and the lonely, exploring our hidden anxieties and longings.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Syba was born in Toronto and grew up Pentecostal. In university, she left the faith and became a zealot for literature, completing a PhD in English at Harvard. Her work has been published in The New Quarterly, Image, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. She lives in Montreal.