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New edition of sybil unrest :: Larissa Lai + Rita Wong at People’s Co-op on November 14

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9781554200696-sybilunrest-3DLaris­sa Lai and Rita Wong will be launch­ing the New Star reis­sue of their col­lab­o­ra­tive work sybil unrest on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 14 at the People’s Co-op Book­store.

Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in 2008 by Line­Books, sybil unrest has been com­plete­ly re-type­set, and comes with a spiffy new cov­er cre­at­ed by Oliv­er McPartlin. The Line­Books edi­tion is now sold out, and no won­der. Son­net L’Abbe described it as “A wit­ty, often tren­chant­ly fun­ny repar­tee on main­tain­ing a resis­tant spir­it in an envi­ron­ment of aggres­sive glob­al­ized con­sumerism” in her review for Cana­di­an Lit­er­a­ture. And over on the Amer­i­can poet­ry web­site Chro­ma, Sophie May­er wrote, “Lai and Wong .. . find in adul­ter­at­ed Adspeak a tick­er-tape, twit­ter­po­et­ry that — because it’s more than 140 char­ac­ters long — makes mean­ing out of the mean­ing­less.”

sybil unrest Is on sale now at Anoth­er Sto­ry in Toron­to, Bryan Prince in Hamil­ton, King’s Book­store in Hal­i­fax, McNal­ly Robin­son in Win­nipeg, Pages on Kens­ing­ton in Cal­gary, People’s Co-op Book­store, Black Bond Books, and UBC Book­store in Van­cou­ver, UVic Book­store in Vic­to­ria, and York Uni­ver­si­ty Book­store back in (or near) TO, as well as Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, and our own redoubtable site.

The People’s Co-op launch & read­ing gets under­way at 8 pm. Admis­sion is free.