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Vancouver Book Launch: The Blue Road

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for the launch of The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration!

About the book:
In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o’-the-wisp, she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there, though, is to travel the strange and dangerous Blue Road that stretches to the horizon like a mark upon a page. Along the way, Lacuna must overcome trials such as the twisted briars of the Thicket of Tickets and the intractable guard at the Rainbow Border. At the end of her treacherous journey, she reaches a city where memory and vision can be turned against you, in a world of dazzling beauty, divisive magic, and unlikely deliverance. Finally, Lacuna learns that leaving, arriving, returning – they’re all just different words for the same thing: starting all over again.

The Blue Road – the first graphic novel by acclaimed poet and prose writer Wayde Compton and illustrator April dela Noche Milne – explores the world from a migrant’s perspective with dreamlike wonder.

This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.

Massy Books’ downstairs event space is accessible. You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
Please feel free to reach out with any specific access inquiries. You can call the store at (604) 721-4405 and/or email info@massybooks.com

Massy Books is easily accessible by transit. It is closest to the 22, 3, 8 and 19 bus lines at Main and Georgia/Gore and Georgia (and several blocks walk from the 14, 16, 20 Hastings buses). There is metered street parking along Georgia, or lot parking at the Sun Wah Centre around the corner (268 Keefer).


October 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Massy Books
229 E. Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A1Z6 Canada
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