Come down to Books on Beechwood on Saturday, November 26 to meet Ottawa author Mark Frutkin. He will be here signing his book “Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals” from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
From the jacket:
“From Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder, Colorado, through Venice, Paris, Rome, and points between…
As travelers, we are always “walking backwards,” forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown, never knowing what waits around the next corner.
You could be lost, forget your passport, fall ill. You could be served a bowl of food and not know whether it’s animal, vegetable, or mineral. Even flushing the toilet can be an adventure.
You are a child again, innocent and hoping for the best, forced to trust strangers. Quite often this works out. Not always.
Walking Backwards is a return to to ten cities and what happened there. Whether inadvertently smuggling “cloth” in to Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering endlessly through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street that’s fallen off the map, Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of all travel.”
Come visit us on Saturday, November 26 to meet the author and get a book signed! We hope to see you all then!