BOOK LAUNCH - Borrowed Memories by Mark Foss - June 6, 2024

Join us for the launch of Mark Foss’s third novel, Borrowed Memories! Montréal writer Cora Siré will animate a discussion with Mark about the book that will include readings and a Q&A with the audience. Pre-orders are welcome, allowing Mark more time to write a personal inscription! 

Thursday, 19:00, June 6th, 2024

De Stiil Booksellers

351 avenue Duluth Est, Montreal, Canada

About Borrowed Memories 

Ivan Pyefinch, a freelance translator, is the self-appointed custodian of family memory. He moves home to the Thousand Islands for the summer to care for his ageing parents and escape the sting of his failed marriage. His father Horace, a former World War II pilot, is fighting now to regain his driver’s licence, while his mother Aida wages a losing battle against Alzheimer’s. They are living on borrowed time, and Ivan is there to lend them some more.

Enter Mia Hakim, a Jewish filmmaker in Quebec who has always preferred the memories of others, even as she dreams of her Sephardic roots. She plans a research trip to Tunisia in search of her lost childhood and enlists Ivan to translate her scenario. When Mia arrives unannounced at the Pyefinch home on the eve of the Remembrance Day parade, a health crisis in the family puts all their stories on a collision course.

About Mark Foss

Mark Foss is the author of the novels Molly 0 and Spoilers, as well as the short-story collection Kissing the Damned. His fiction and essays have also appeared or are forthcoming in various journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, and the UK, while his radio drama, Higher Ground, was broadcast on CBC. His writing has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts (Molly O and Borrowed Memories) and by the Marble House Project residency (a collection of essays in progress). Mark lives in Montréal. 

About Cora Siré

Cora Siré is the author of two novels, two poetry collections, and her latest, a collection of stories, Fear the Mirror (Véhicule Press). Her essays, fiction, and poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Europe. She’s also the co-creator of a short film, I Want More Life to Love!