Book Launch: Dead Flowers, by Alex Laidlaw
Updated March 20, 2019
Join us for the launch of local author Alex Laidlaw’s debut short-story collection, Dead Flowers, from Nightwood Editions.
An anonymous writer stays up late into the night penning personal and inappropriate letters to a local public official. A new father and cook at a Montreal café chronicles the tyrannical rise of a new manager. An eccentric young student, in trying to carve out a space for herself, deals an existential blow to her roommate. Dead Flowers is a collection of stories featuring characters who have become estranged from the trajectory of their lives, yet must grapple with youth, love, isolation, drugs, friendship and the changing of seasons. These are stories of peripheral tragedies, moral ambivalence and compromise, chance and how we are shaped by what finds us.
Books for sale at event.