Date: April 06, 2010
_Motorcycles and Sweetgrass_ (Random House of Canada) Drew Hayden Taylor’s new novel is a hilarious romp about how the arrival of a mysterious stranger turns an Indian reserve upside down. Otter Lake is a sleepy little community, an Anishnaawbe Reserve buried somewhere deep in central Ontario. Then a mysterious and handsome white stranger named John — who for reasons unknown has many last names arrives, riding a vintage 1954 Indian Chief motorcycle. Who he is, nobody knows, except for Lillian Benojee, who from her deathbed summons John during her final farewells. _Amuse Bouche_ (Talon Books Ltd) Adeena Karasick will do an opening reading from her newest book of poetry, Amuse Bouche — a work that serves up a linguistic onslaught of plastic explosives. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations, Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playright (with over seventy productions of his work), a journalist/columnist, short story writer, novelist and scriptwriter (_The Beachcombers_,_North of Sixty_, etc.). He has also worked on seventeen documentaries exploring the Native experience. Adeena Karasick is a poet, media-artist and the award-winning author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. Born in Winnipeg, she is currently Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University in New York.
Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant