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Hernia Heaven, Part 2
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Thad McIlroy undergoes a hernia operation—and it might only take ten minutes, with Neil Diamond and the right kind of drugs.

a Modified Geistonic Projection   The Canadian Map of the Twilight Zone
Geist unearths real Canadian place names! Visit Weirdale, SK, and Creepy Lake, ON, with The Canadian Map of the Twilight Zone.

Telling True Stories: Di Cintio, Shaben, Campbell

Geist is excited to present Telling True Stories, an evening of conversation and storytelling with Marcello Di Cintio and Carol Shaben, hosted by Deborah Campbell. Di Cintio and Shaben will discuss the art of telling true stories through writing non-fiction and talk about their latest non-fiction books. This event is FREE!

When: Tuesday, November 27. Doors open at 6:30pm; event at 7pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre, Exhibition Hall
81 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

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Absolute Centre
“Survival can depend on assuming an identity without a past or a future.” Patty Osborne reviews Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien—a story unsentimental and immediate.

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The Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2012: Shortlist

The Literary Review continues its gentle chastisement of the worst fictional sex scenes. The 20th annual award will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

The purpose of the prize is to draw attention to the crude, badly written, often unemotional use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it.

Click here for more information and to read the shortlist.

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