Guernica Editions, in partnership with 918 Bathurst, invites you to join us in celebrating the innaugural Guernica Prize winner K.R. Wilson's AN IDEA ABOUT MY DEAD UNCLE.
AN IDEA ABOUT MY DEAD UNCLE is about the identities we choose and the ones that are imposed on us. A young, mixed-race composer, raised without meaningful connections to his Chinese heritage and struggling with identity issues, travels to China in search of his long-missing uncle, an uncle who vanished in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square.
According to Gabriella Goliger, winner of the 2011 City of Ottawa Literary Award for Fiction for her novel GIRL UNWRAPPED and a juror for the Guernica Literary Prize: "A witty, sharp-edged, finely-crafted story about a young man struggling with identity issues, which causes relationship disasters and a quest for his long lost uncle in China. The introspective but straightforward narrative eventually plunges into the surreal, mirroring the madness that can result from an uncompromising search for self."
"Wilson's story is what every novel should be—a portal to the imagination of its creator….we can expect much more from this talented author.” — Ottawa Review of Books
We will also be announcing the winner of the 2019 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction.
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