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Behind every book is a talented writer and a great story. In this segment, we’ll get to know author Tanis Rideout.
Tanis Rideout is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author and poet. She was born in Belgium, grew up in Bermuda and Kingston, Ontario and now lives in the warmth of L.A. Her new novel The Sea Between Two Shores was published by McClelland & Stewart.
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What was the inspiration behind this novel?
In this segment, we’ll get to know the story behind Tanis Rideout's latest novel THE SEA BETWEEN TWO SHORES.
But before we find out, here's what her novel is about:
In the early 1800s, a Nova Scotian couple arrives on the shores of an island in the Oceanic archipelago of what is now known as Vanuatu to convert the local Indigenous peoples. The arrival of these strangers leads to exchange and friction, cooperation and violence, culminating in a catastrophe the missionaries unwittingly unleash on the island.
Two hundred years later in Toronto, the Stewarts are a family locked in mourning after the accidental drowning of their youngest son. When Michelle Stewart receives an unexpected call from the island of Iparei inviting the Stewarts to participate in a reconciliation ceremony for their respective ancestors, she accepts in a desperate effort to save herself and her family.
On Iparei, we meet the Tabés, a ni-Vanuatu family who are themselves mourning the death of a child in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone, while worrying over the looming departure of another. As the ceremony approaches, the Tabés and the Stewarts will uncover their shared losses and failings, their fragile hopes for what a better future might hold, and the wounds that stand in the way of freeing themselves from the legacy of past betrayals.
Heart-wrenching, thought-provoking, and morally complex, The Sea Between Two Shores immerses us in the lives of two families connected as much by their desire for healing as by the actions of their ancestors. It is an extraordinary meditation on the complications of history, the possibilities for redemption, and the meaning of the stories we tell ourselves.
Thanks SO much for watching. A BIG thanks to Tanis.
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Behind every book is a talented writer and a great story. In this segment, we’ll get to know author Nataša Nuhanović.
Nataša Nuhanović was born in Croatia. In 1994, amidst the Bosnian War (1992-1996), she moved to Germany and later to Canada. Natasa is a translator, interpreter, writer, producer and a director. The last few months have been CRAZY busy for her as her documentary film Close the Door premiered at Sarajevo International Film Festival and, her debut novel The Boy’s Marble was published by Guernica Editions.
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The Story Behind The Boy's Marble
In this segment, we’ll get to know the story behind author Nataša Nuhanović's debut novel The Boy's Marble.
The Boy’s Marble takes place in Bosnia during the war. A boy and girl promise to meet at midnight on a bench halfway between their apartments, and run away together, only the boy never comes. Twenty years later in Montreal, she meets someone who reminds her of the boy and wonders whether it could really be him.
A brilliant anti-war story that wakes the reader in hope and love, and helps understand just how useless, meaningless and absurd war really is.
Thanks SO much for watching. Stay tuned for new episodes, they're posted on Tuesday's and Thursday's, the 2nd and 4th week of every month. Tanis Rideout author of The Sea Between Two Shores is up next on Nov. 22ND!
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