Ottawa born author Richard Rathwell will be signing copies of his new book “Jump the Devil” in our store on Sunday, June 3 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
About the Book:
With Jump the Devil, Richard Rathwell has masterfully interwoven the plots of five seemingly unrelated storylines to create one coherent narrative that spans the globe and works to blend the seemingly mundane with the profound, deftly providing readers the necessary clues to unlocking the story. Transcending borders, cultures, generations, and social mores, Jump the Devil brings to life the notion of the global village as it exists in the 21st Century.
â€œThere must have been a bad bite. Something had gestated. He wasnâ€™t imagining it. There were wet, frozen pebbles tumbling in his veins. There was a sugary sense of euphoria, a smell of orange blossoms, of piss, of diesel.â€
A man in a crawlspace. A woman and her cart. A doctor in an African village. A girl celebrating New Yearâ€™s. And an Egyptian Revolutionary in front of a computer screen. These five, seemingly unrelated narratives span the globe, blurring the boundaries between the trivially mundane and the profound. Jump the Devil brings its readers on a cross-cultural voyage which inextricably links the lives of the narrators, asking the reader to decipher the clues tucked away in the pages with a deft subtlety.
Rathwellâ€™s writing is â€œa fistful of sentences written with the subtlety of a geisha and the terse certainty of stainless steel.â€ – John Olson, Author
We look forward to seeing you all here for this exciting book signing event! Come meet the author, buy a book, and get it signed!