Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Book launch for Prairie Ostrich By Tamai Kobayashi

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm


Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6R 2M6


Another Story Bookshop proudly presents the book launch for Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi.

Hosted by Kyo Maclear and sponsored by Goose Lane Editions.

For more information please call 416-462-1104 or visit

This is a free event.

About the book:

In 1974 Bittercreek, Alberta, eight-year-old Egg Murakami lives a day-to-day existence on the family ostrich farm. Since her brother’s death, Egg’s mother has curled up inside a bottle and her father has exiled himself to the barn. Egg and big sister Kathy find solace in each other, Kathy reading books to Egg, reinventing them so that the stories end happily — and so that the world does not seem so awful. And Kathy, in love with her best friend, has her own problems. 

The Murakami family is not happy. But in the hands of Tamai Kobayashi, Prairie Ostrich is a warm and compelling drama of rare insight and virtuoso verve. Kobayashi introduces a fresh perspective to Canadian literature, blending physical, cultural, ancestral, and sexual isolation into an account of one girl’s attempt to find her place against schoolyard battles and the mysteries of the adult world.


Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2M6 43° 38' 54.744" N, 79° 26' 59.5644" W

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