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Toronto Lit Up: The Ticking Heart

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Join us in celebrating the release of Andrew Kaufman’ The Ticking Heart through Toronto Lit Up!

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Join Coach House Books and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Andrew Kaufman’ The Ticking Heart through Toronto Lit Up!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Part modern fable, part detective novel, a journey through grief in the imaginary world of MetaphoriaOne cold winter night, Charlie shares a cab with a stranger in a purple hat. As they talk, a cloud of purple smoke overwhelms him and he wakes up to find himself behind the only desk in the Epiphany Detective Agency. Charlie, as it turns out, is trapped in Metaphoria, an otherworldly place that reality has forgotten, a place where everything means something else. His first client is Shirley Kintsugi, who insists on hiring Charlie to find her husband's missing heart. In fact, she's so insistent that she replaces Charlie's heart with a bomb. He has twenty-four hours to find Twiggy Kintsugi's heart - and its meaning - or his own will explode.

Tender and brutal, optimistic and despairing, this modern fable by the author of the cult hit All My Friends Are Superheroes takes a fresh look at what it means to fall into, and out of, love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew Kaufman lives and writes in Toronto. He is the author of international bestseller All My Friends are Superheroes, The Waterproof Bible, ReLit Award–winner The Tiny Wife and Born Weird, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and was shortlisted for the Leacock Award for humor. The Ticking Heart is his latest book.

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