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Book Signing with Christian McPherson in Ottawa


Posted: November 17, 2010

Join Ottawa author Christian McPherson for a book signing featuring his debut novel The Cube People ($21.95, Nightwood Editions) at Coles, Billings Bridge Plaza—2269 Riverside Drive, Unit #33, Ottawa—on Thursday, November 18th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Christian McPherson’s debut novel The Cube People pokes fun at government cubicle culture through the life and times of a struggling computer programmer/novelist wannabe. McPherson surrounds his protagonist, Colin MacDonald, with a cast of screwball characters while he toils away at his government job, struggles with fertility and dreams of becoming a published writer. Recycled air, bad lighting and bizarre environmental office policies by day; scheduled love-making sessions and rejection letters by night, push MacDonald to try to write his way out of his cyclical life story. Part tragedy, part comedy—with a bit of horror thrown in for fun—McPherson cooks up a boiling plot and a memorable anti-hero.

For more information regarding Christian’s book signing in Ottawa, please call Coles at               (613) 731-2444       .

Christian McPherson’swork has been published in Kiss Machine, Queen’s Quarterly, The New Quarterly and dANDdelion, and in the anthologies Open Window III and Seeds 3. His stories and poems have won several awards and honourable mentions, including the John Spencer Hill Award, the Ottawa Public Library Short Story Award, and the Canadian Poetry Association’s Poetry Competition. His first book Six Waysto Sunday was shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Fiction. McPherson lives in Ottawa. He has a degree in philosophy from Carleton University and a computer programming diploma from Algonquin College.