Laugh it up with Nightwood author Christian McPherson at a special Giggles & Grins humour night at the Prince Edward County Authors’ Festival in Picton, Ontario this April! The event will take place at Books & Company (289 Main Street, Picton, ON) on April 11, starting with mingling time, beer, cider and pretzels at 7pm, with readings at 7:30pm. Christian will be reading from his darkly comic novel that riffs on cubicle culture, Cube Squared. Also reading at the event are Trevor Strong and Peter Norman. Entry is $10 (unless you use your Three Event Pass, which is $15 in advance or $20 at the door).
Cube Squared is Christian McPherson’s much-anticipated follow-up novel, picking up where his debut, The Cube People, left off. Returning to the seemingly mundane reality of government cubicle culture, McPherson finds more humour in the misadventures of Colin MacDonald: cubicle-bound civil servant by day, horror novelist writing the vampire-zombie apocalypse by night.
This time Colin, now a happily married man, owner of a minivan, and the proud father of three kids, is about to face his greatest challenge yet: middle age. With the death of his father, a promotion at work, a raging libido and the weight of the world on his shoulders, can our everyman hero rise out of the pits of despair to make sense of his life, which seems to be constantly falling apart?
Christian McPherson is the author of six books: Cube Squared, My Life in Pictures, The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live, The Cube People, Poems that swim from my brain like rats leaving a sinking ship, and Six Ways to Sunday (shortlisted for a 2008 ReLit Award). He has a degree in philosophy from Carleton University and a computer programming diploma from Algonquin College. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.