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The Oyster Thief Book Launch Party
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Oyster Thief Book Launch Party will celebrate the release of the underwater fantasy novel, The Oyster Thief, by Sonia Faruqi.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 7pm at The Theatre Center in Toronto (1115 Queen Street West). A big thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Another Story Bookshop for organizing! The event is free to attend. Please feel free to invite friends.
“A stand-out in the current crop of books about merfolk is The Oyster Thief, the fiction debut of Sonia Faruqi. In its own way, The Oyster Thief is an activist tale too…. The charm of this beguiling novel is in all the details of the underwater world that Faruqi has dreamed up.”—The Globe and Mail
“Sonia Faruqi had me at the word ‘mermaid.’ The Oyster Thief creates a lush, imaginary underwater world that somehow manages to reinforce the reality of the need for environmental awareness—it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read.” — Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper
“The Oyster Thief deftly weaves a mermaid’s tale while bringing real and urgent ocean conservation issues to the reader’s attention. Dive in and enjoy!” — Dr. Sylvia Earle, award-winning ocean scientist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence
Sonia is also the author of Project Animal Farm (2015), a work of critically acclaimed investigative journalism about the food industry. Selected as a finalist for three literary awards, the book was endorsed by Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee, Temple Grandin, and CEO of Whole Foods John Mackey.
To learn more, visit www.soniafaruqi.com.