Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Fiction: Return to Arcadia by H. Nigel Thomas

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TSAR Publications, 2007

In February, H Nigel Thomas will be touring across Canada for his acclaimed new novel Return to Arcadia. He will be reading in Toronto at A Different Booklist on February 8th. For full tour details, go to the TSAR website.

About the book:
When at age 51, Joshua Éclair—victim of a pygmalianism gone awry—emerges from amnesia in a hospital in Montreal, he must explore what makes him want to erase his identity, and must undertake the process of exorcising what has brought him to this pass. This is the gripping story of a man’s search for sanity set in the fictional Caribbean Isabella Island and the various places Joshua has fled to: Montreal, New York, Tallahassee, London, Paris and Madrid.

This is a finely accomplished novel about a very modern predicament: the malformed dysfunctional identity in the global village.

About the author:
H. Nigel Thomas immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent. He has been a teacher with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, and professor of American literature at Université Laval. He resides in the Montreal suburb of Greenfield Park. He is the author of: Spirits in the Dark (novel), Behind the Face of Winter (novel), Moving through Darkness (poetry), and Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists.

Read interviews with H. Nigel Thomas at the TSAR website.