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John O’Neill at Indigo, Manulife Centre: Feb 1, 12 – 4 PM

john oJohn O’Neill will be signing copies of his book, FATAL LIGHT AWARENESS, this coming Saturday February 1 from 12 – 4 PM at Indigo in the Manulife Centre (55 Bloor St. W, on the southeast corner of Bay St. & Bloor St.) Come by to buy a book and enjoy a free coffee!

John O’Neill is the author of the poetry collections Animal Walk, Love in Alaska, The Photographer of Wolves and Criminal Mountains. His poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous Canadian Literary Journals, and he has twice been nominated for National Magazine Awards. Fatal Light Awareness is his first novel.
About Fatal Light Awareness:
Leonard Edison’s wife has a dark and frightening premonition – that her husband will die before his next birthday. Leonard, aware of this forecast, responds with the animal instinct of fight-or-flight – he wings away on an affair with a for


mer student, engages in a series of petty crimes, neglects his dying mother, moves in with his strange, disaffected nephew (who is living off the spoils of a lottery win) and even flirts with the shadowy Toronto Goth world. While he soars towards a new life that might slow the advance of fate, Leonard finds that fate keeps changing its many bird-like appearances: sometimes, the wings of darkness are hard and audible; sometimes, they are obscured by bright but fatal light.

Fatal Light Awareness casts a dangerous glow on its characters and on the city of Toronto. Shot through with dark humour, O’Neill’s novel is full of pain and portent. An assured and daring debut.” – Lee Gowan

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