George K. Ilsley

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George K. Ilsley reads from his novel, Manbug

Published by: Arsenal Pulp Press

Time of Reading: 4:06
George K. Ilsley is originally from Nova Scotia. His stories have been published in many anthologies and magazines, and his collection of stories, Random Acts of Hatred, was published in 2003. A graduate of Osgoode Hall, he has been a wok cook, house husband, props-maker, rabbit rancher, proofreader, and roof sealer. He has biked around the Adriatic, hitchhiked to Mexico, ambled through the Himalayas, and taught English in Tokyo. He has lived in Wolfville, Toronto, Montreal, and Paris, and is now based in Vancouver.
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"ManBug is an elegantly accomplished postmodern love story between Sebastian, a gay entomologist with Asperger's syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism) and Tom, a dyslexic bisexual with spiritual interests that stem from his childhood in a hippy commune.... This is a book that works impressively on many levels, and delivers keen intellectual and aesthetic pleasures. The deadpan, minimalist prose is deployed to create unforgettable characters and a compelling, dreamlike tone."
The Globe and Mail
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