The Bone Mother launch at Glad Day Bookshop


Join David Demchuk ("A master of bowel-loosening terror," Globe and Mail) and digestion-friendly special guests for the launch of his debut novel The Bone Mother. Three neighboring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind—and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary—they tell their stories and confront their destinies.

Eerie and unsettling like the best fairy tales, these incisor-sharp portraits of ghosts, witches, sirens, and seers—and the mortals who live at their side and in their thrall—will chill your marrow and tear at your heart.

"This extraordinary debut novel crosses borders and boundaries, stretching across continents and years in a series of interwoven stories and vignettes.... Demchuk gracefully pieces together a dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose. These stories read like beautiful and brutal nightmares, sharply disquieting, and are made all the more terrifying by the history in which they’re grounded." (starred review, Publisher's Weekly)

This event is recommended for ages 16 and over.
  • Glad Day Bookshop
    499 Church Street, Toronto
  • Wednesday Jul 26
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