On Thursday June 23, Shelf Life Books will host the launch of Maurice Yacowar’s Roy & Me. I’m not going to try to describe the premise of this book, which offers a unique mix of memoir and fiction – so here is the description from Athabasca University Press:
Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me, a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is the exploration of Yacowar's relationship with Roy Farran - soldier, politician, author, mentor - and his conflict with Farran's anti-Semitic past. Best known for his service with the Special Air Service during World War II, Roy Farran served as a politician in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Premier Peter Lougheed. During his time as a soldier, Farran allegedly kidnapped and murdered a sixteen-year-old member of the Lehi group. Roy & Me is a memoir that edges toward fiction by venturing into Farran's thoughts, based on his writings and Yacowar's imagination.
About the Author
Maurice Yacowar is professor emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. He has taught at Brock University, where he helped establish Canada’s first film studies program. He was also the founding editor of The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, and the author of Sopranos on the Couch: Analyzing Television’s Greatest Series, released in 2003.
Click book covers to find copies at the library!
The book launch starts at 7pm.
Shelf Life Books is located at 1302 4th Street SW.