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Bad Girls Collective | Read 011

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Stackt Market

28 Bathurst St.

Toronto, ON M5S 2R5

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Join Bad Girls Collective August 22 for cocktails under the stars and an intimate sit-down discussion with the critically acclaimed 'Heartbreaker' novelist Claudia Dey.


The Hollywood Reported described 'Heartbreaker' as a mashup of Stranger Things and Martha Marcy May Marlene; the story begins as a mystery set in 1985, with the fifteen-year-old narrator Pony Darlene Fontaine attempting to investigate the sudden disappearance of her mother. As the novel unravels it turns into a much stranger and more engrossing tale uncovering Pony's world–an isolated town founded decades earlier by an enigmatic cult leader and run on a sinister economic resource.




The Full Run Down

Thursday August 22
7-10PM
held at Stackt Market and co-hosted by Pretty Elevated - a community drive inititiative by Irisa.

Selected Read: Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey

7-7:30 | Expand you girl gang and come to mix + mingle with Toronto's baddest women before the discussion begins over cocktails and eats (complimentary with RSVP ticket). Plus the Qveen of Tarot will be serving up some wisdom

7:45-9 | Book discussion with author Claudia Dey moderated by Deputy Editor of Refinery29 Canada, Carli Whitwell. Including an audience Q+A

9-9:30 | Shop our Bad Girls Market with local makers and shakers–as a part of the Pretty Elevated community-driven initiative hosted by Irisa.




Two ticket options available:

Membership Preview - The Baddest Book Clubber
+ a copy of the book delivered to your door with our Reading Guide and Bad Girls Book Mark
+ Bad Girls Perks from SpinCo and Caudalie
+ reserved seating to Read 011
+ eats + complimentary drinks
*Limited Quantities

The Straight-Up Bad Gal
+ general admission to Read 011
+ eats + complimentary drinks




About the Author Claudia Dey

CLAUDIA DEY is the author of Stunt, a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award and a Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire Book of the Year. Her plays have been produced internationally and nominated for the Governor General’s Award and Trillium Book Award. Dey’s writing has appeared in many publications, including The Paris Review and The Believer. She has also worked as a horror film actress and as a cook in lumber camps across northern Canada, and is co-designer of Horses Atelier. Claudia Dey lives in Toronto.

The Read: Heartbreaker

A poignant new novel that combines humour and heartache, from the brilliant mind of Governor General’s Award finalist Claudia Dey

Seventeen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. She may follow the stifling rules of this odd place, but no one will forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit with only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search. Her daughter, Pony, a girl struggling against being a teen in the middle of nowhere; her killer dog to whom she cannot tell a lie; her husband, The Heavy, a man haunted by his past; and the charismatic Supernatural, a teenage boy longing only to be average. Each holding a different piece of the puzzle, they must come together to understand the darkest secrets of their beloved, and lay bare the mysteries of the human heart.

With her luminous prose, wry humour and dead-on cultural observations, Claudia Dey has created a storytelling tour de force about what it means to love, no matter the consequences.

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