The Lava in My Bones is a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award AND the Ferro-Grumley Award.
The critics love The Lava in My Bones!
A joyous fairytale about familial dysfunction and our connection to Mother Earth. Webster writes hallucinatory prose with zany gusto ... This is an exuberantly written novel. We need more like it in this country.
—Quill and Quire (STARRED REVIEW)
Webster has written a vast, exuberant and optimistic epic about the ebbs and flows of the lava-like oils that lubricate the world’s engine, emphasizing the transformative power of love.
Luscious and positively dripping with style (and honey), The Lava in My Bones is a frank, often poetic exploration of sexuality, maturity, family, and abandonment ... The imagery presented in this novel, coupled with Webster’s perfunctory, delicate, and strangely lyrical language, is like none other I’ve read this year.
The Lava in My Bones is, quite simply, a fabulous book ... “Magical,” “compelling,” “electric,” complex, troubling, and contradictory, The Lava in My Bones is a book that I will read repeatedly throughout my life, illuminating crap times and hard knocks with the seismically wild, deeply relevant and earnest irreverence of it all.
A lucid, wildly imaginative, delightfully unpredictable book.
This book is utterly beautiful in its strangeness … This sensuous tale is both removed from and grounded in the physical, calling attention to our mineral and emotional deficiencies. A brilliant read.
—The Coast (Halifax)
Sunday, February 24// Pilot Reading Series // Sparrow, 5322 St. Laurent // 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 3// Lit Live Series (with Pam Mordecai, Tim Conley, Mark Lavorato, Eva Stachniak, Soraya Erian) // Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William St. // 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 // CIUT Interview // 11 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12// Visual Arts Centre Reading Series (with Alice Petersen, Marko Sijan, Harold Hoefle, Erika White, Brian Campbell, Tom Fox) // 350 Victoria Avenue // 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14// Robson Reading Series (with Dina Del Bracchia, Andrew Kaufman and Camille Martin) // Robson Square Bookstore; 800 Robson St., Plaza Level (between Howe and Hornby) // 7 p.m.
Monday, March 18// Pen-in-Hand (with Carla Funk, Linda Rogers, Janet Marie Rogers) // Serious Coffee; 230 Cook St. (Cook Street Village) // 7:15 p.m.
Monday, April 1// Rowers Pub Reading Series // Victory Café; 581 Markham
St. // 7:30 p.m.
Friday April 26 // Metropolis Blue // Opus Hotel, 10 Sherbrooke West // 7 p.m.
Saturday April 27 // Metropolis Blue // Opus Hotel, 10 SherbrookeWest // 6 p.m.
Interviews with Webster on The Lava in My Bones:
Canada Arts Connect: http://canadaartsconnect.com/magazine/2013/02/an-interview-with-barry-webster/
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