Launch of Baldur’s Song, a new novel by David Arnason
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Baldur’s Song: A Saga — A new novel by David Arnason
WINNIPEG, GIMLI: Turnstone Press is excited to announce the release of David Arnason’s new novel, Baldur’s Song: A Saga. David Arnason will be reading at various upcoming events in Winnipeg and Gimli, including the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba 2010 Media Kick-Off & Preview on Friday, July 30th at 11:00 am at McNally Robinson Grant Park in the Atrium. This lively morning event’s lineup also includes Canada’s Ambassador to Iceland Alan Bones and a special appearance from a local Jarl and guard alongside four prairie Vikings doing battle on a cow hide. Also please join us to celebrate Baldur’s Song with the following events in Winnipeg and Gimli, MB:
Worldwide Book Launch
The Aspire Theatre, GIMLI, MB
Thursday, July 29th at 8:00 pm
Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
Reading with the Sòlskrìkjan Icelandic Canadian Choir
Lady of the Lake Theatre, GIMLI, MB
Saturday, July 31st at 2:00 pm
In this modern Icelandic saga, Baldur is buffeted by chance and opportunity in a competitive, unforgiving new world, seeking his one true love. Blessed with an ear for music and a fine voice, Baldur finds his fortune but not his love. Smitten at an early age, Baldur is haunted by Lara—a girl of fey spirit destined to be both his muse and tormentor. The daughter of an intimidating and well-connected businessman, Lara leads Baldur from the smallManitoba community of New Iceland to the bustling streets of nineteenth-century Winnipeg. Along the way Baldur is befriended by a young Johnny Ashdown and together they cash in on the boom days of Canada’s early west.
David Arnason is the head of the English Department at the University of Manitoba and the acting head of the university’s Icelandic Studies Department. He has written and edited dozens of books of poetry, short stories, drama, criticism, non-fiction, and novels.
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