Doubting Yourself to the Bone

November 15, 2006

Birthing a novel is no small deal. I should know. I’ve never had the agates to actually write one. The task seems so daunting; so insurmountable. Oh, the ideas are a dime a dozen. Everyone has ideas on what their first novel would be about. Mine would be the time-honoured, oft-told tale of an older man who falls in love with an older woman. They hit it off pretty good. Have a few romps, a few dates, get married. He swears alot and shoots his H&R rifle into the air regularly after they have sex. All is good until the man discovers that his wife is a lycanthrope. Then the whole business falls to shit. She rips his left arm off and he’s forced to put her down with a silver slug to the temple. It’s tragic, really. Working title: STILL BLOOD.

But this StreetRag entry is not about my non-existent novel. My good pal Thomas Trofimuk is launching a real life novel this week. It’s called Doubting Yourself to the Bone. The launch party is on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Yianni’s Taverna – Kasbar Lounge (Downstairs). 7:30pm start time. (Full details are below) It’s his second published novel and, by all counts, it’s a helluva read. If you loved his first novel, The 52nd Poem, you’ll dig this one. All about loss and love in its many vagaries. Thomas is a master at articulating love loss. Another well-established Trofimukism is his use of second person narrative. It’s a technique that greatly increases the intimacy of the work. Trofimuk always puts the reader in the story.

Here are the details on the launch party:

Doubting Yourself To The Bone
A Novel by Thomas Trofimuk
Official Launch Party

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Yianni’s Taverna, Kasbar Lounge (downstairs)
10444 – 82 Avenue, Edmonton. 7:30 pm.

If you can’t make it to the launch party, I recommend that you shoot over to Laurie Greenwood’s Bookshop and pick it up. Short of that, you can order Doubting Yourself online here [Amazon] or here [Indigo]'.

I’ll be there supporting my friend. You should be there, too. Support some awesome E-Town talent. Buy TWO copies of his book. He’ll love you for it.

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Will there be free booze? If so, I’m there. I’ll even buy a book.

Nov 15, 2006 • 12:42

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