Toronto Lit Up: Exile Editions’ Fall Releases

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Join Exile Editions and TIFA in celebrating the release of their fall titles: I Don't Remember the Fall and The Hermit Says Goodbye.

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Join Exile Editions and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of their fall titles, I Don't Remember the Fall by M.T. Kelly and The Hermit Says Goodbye by Richard Teleky, through Toronto Lit Up!

ABOUT THE BOOKS

I Don't Remember the Fall is an original, enthralling, wild, viscerally exciting and often bleakly funny urban story about Randy Gogarty. He sets out for Elk Brain, Saskatchewan, intent to set the newspaper world on fire. But it is he who goes up in flames. Confused by idealism and loyalties, he gets fired and then tries to survive a prairie winter with hard drink, car trips across wide open spaces full of grandeur, and his beloved whom he tells ”lovely women eat, a crazy salad with their meat” while pouring canola oil on her body in a cold bedroom.

The Hermit Says Goodbye completes the triptych Richard Teleky began with The Hermit’s Kiss, followed by The Hermit in Arcadia. Through the persona of the hermit, he explores the nature of love, loss, solitude and mortality, asking what people can be to each other and what they are for themselves. As the hermit quests for understanding, he revels in—and meditates on—what the world has to tell us and what we might do with that knowledge.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

M.T. (Terry) Kelly was born in and still lives in Toronto. His debut novel, I Do Remember The Fall (1977) was a finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award. This was followed by two novels: The More Loving One and The Ruined Season. Kelly’s third novel, A Dream Like Mine (1987 – and available in the Exile Classics series: 978-155096-132-4), won the Governor General’s Award for fiction, and was made into the movie Clearcut. He wrote two other novels – Out of the Whirlwind and Save Me Joe Louis (forthcoming in the Exile Classics Series for 2020) – as well as a book of stories, All that Wild Wounding. He has remained silent after his wife’s death in 2005, except for Downriver (2009; Exile Editions), which contained poetry, a memoir, and a short story about the people in the memoir.

Richard Teleky of Toronto is a professor in the Humanities Department of York University, and a critically acclaimed fiction writer, poet and critic. His books include the novels The Blue Hour, Winter in Hollywood, Pack Up the Moon, the award-winning The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin, and a collection of short fiction, Goodnight, Sweetheart and Other Stories; the poetry collections The Hermit in Arcadia and The Hermit’s Kiss; and nonfiction studies The Dog on the Bed: A Canine Alphabet and Hungarian Rhapsodies: Essays on Identity, Ethnicity and Culture. He is also the editor of The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories and The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories. His work has appeared in numerous journals in Canada and the United States, and he is a frequent contributor to Queen’s Quarterly.

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