Please join us for the latest iteration of our Book Club with the Author, where a local Montreal author joins us to discuss their book! This time, we'll be discussing Molly O by author Mark Foss. As with all our book clubs, we recommend reading the book in advance, but you are welcome to attend as long as you are all right with spoilers.
About the book:
On a three-tiered stage in the Ontario countryside, the mellifluous voice of an auctioneer can induce grizzled farmers to buy broken shovels. His two sons help out with the business, but it’s his strangely mute young daughter who seduces auction-goers with her elaborate vintage costumes. When she disappears, the younger brother — now a Montreal film professor — begins an obsessive search that ultimately leads him to the silent, experimental cinema of Molly O.
About the author:
Mark Foss is the author of the novels Molly O and Spoilers, as well as the short-story collection Kissing the Damned. His fiction and creative nonfiction have also appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, subTerrain, Numéro Cinq, Mitra and carte blanche, He lives in Montreal where he is working on a new novel. Visit him at www.markfoss.ca and follow his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/markfosscanada