In-Between Days Book Launch
With author Teva Harrison and host Rachel Giese
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Free to attend
Please join us in celebrating the launch of Teva Harrison’s new memoir In-Between Days. You may have seen excerpts from this important work in The Walrus over the past year or so, an unique mix of prose, poetry, and comics. Teva will be in attendance presenting from the book, and will be interviewed on stage by co-host Rachel Giese. The Beguling will be in attendance at this event as the official booksellers, and we hope to see you at this event.
ABOUT IN-BETWEEN DAYS
Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.
Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.