Join Laura Trethewey during her cross-Canada tour in support of her timely debut book, The Imperilled Ocean, an exploration of the earth's last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories of people and places facing an uncertain future.
Catch Laura at the following locations:
- Feb. 11 – Massy Books (229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC) 6:00 p.m.
- Feb. 12 – Memorial Park Library (1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB) 7:00 p.m.
- Feb. 13 – McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Avenue, Unit 4000, Winnipeg, MB) 7:00 p.m.
- Feb. 18 – Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON) 6:00 p.m.
- Feb. 19 – Halifax Central Public Library (5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS) 7:00 p.m.
The Imperilled Ocean is a deeply reported work of narrative journalism that follows people as they head out to sea. What they discover holds inspiring and dire implications for the life of the ocean — and for all of us back on land. Battles are fought, fortunes made, lives lost, and the ocean approaches an uncertain future. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land.
- Supremely eye-opening: From the suspicious policies surrounding cruise ships to the rigidness with which we try to sort the ocean, there’s bound to be more than a few surprises.
- Heart-wrenching stories: To interact with the ocean means to have sizable levels of grit and determination. The people in these stories had such levels, and the emotional aftermath was just as striking.
- Timely: In an age where the future of the environment is on everyone’s mind, insight on the environment’s largest ecosystem is invaluable.
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Scotland later this year, this is undoubtedly the year of the environment. In late 2019, 17-year-old Greta Thunberg was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for her outstanding environmental work, first taking the form of school strikes and protests towards the Swedish government. This inspired a worldwide movement against climate change, and Trethewey’s book tour will add another important voice to the growing cry for action, specifically for Earth’s largest and most mobile ecosystems.