The Magical Realism of Life of Pi

The Magical Realism of Life of Pi
Review by Margie Taylor

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One of Canada' funniest writers - a launch

Charlie Wilkins is having his new book launch
Saturday, October 25 noon to 4
at the Finnish Book Store on Bay and Algoma.

Charlie will read at 1. p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Here's a little summary of his book, which is a true story, based on his time working in a Toronto graveyard.

In the hazy summer of 1969, Charles Wilkins, then a university student,took a job as a gravedigger and roustabout in a huge Toronto cemetery.
The bizarre-but-true events of that time - including a midsummer gravediggers' strike, the unearthing of a victim of an unsolved murder, and a little illegal bone-shifting - play out amidst a Barnumesque parade of muckers and misfits in this macabre and hilarious memoir.

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