"A vertiginous, disorienting thrill ride that marks the emergence of an excellent new voice."
Co-presented by Pages Unbound and Another Story Bookshop.
On March 21, at 7pm, Pages UnBound and Another Story held an event in celebration of Jared Young's Into the Current at Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles in Toronto. Jared was interviewed by Christine Fischer Guy.
In this daring and often hilarious novel, Jared Young defies the laws of physics and the conventions of narrative to explore the twists and turns of great sex and bad decisions, chance and grand design, and the moments of truth that can turn disaster into a mere interruption on the horizon.
—Goose Lane description
“Into the Current is a tornado of a quarter-life-crisis novel: a fast paced, funny, philosophical, international, unforgettable romp through sex, death, regret, and all the other small-and-large moments that make up a life cleverly remembered.”
“The novel's prose and structure, even its typography, are inventive. An incisive novel on gender and what it means to truly love someone.”
—The Globe and Mail
Jared Young grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and currently resides in Ottawa. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Bangkok Post, Ottawa Citizen, Maisonneuve, and the Walrus; it has also been anthologized in McSweeney’s. He is the co-founder of Dear Cast and Crew (dearcastandcrew.com) and a creative director at the advertising agency McMillan.
Christine Fischer Guy is a novelist and award-winning journalist who has lived and worked in London, England and now resides in Toronto. Her debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, appeared in September 2014 with Wolsak & Wynn (Buckrider Books). Her short fiction has been nominated for the Writer’s Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and the Pushcart Prizes. She contributes to the LA Review of Books, The Millions, Hazlitt and Ryeberg.com, and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.