December 3rd: Loren Edizel reads from her novel ‘Adrift’


Turkish-born and Toronto-based author Loren Edizel will be coming to read from her second novel Adrift at the Argo on Saturday, December 3rd as a follow-up to her book’s launch the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Adrift was published by TSAR Books. It’s a novel that will challenge the reader to confront their capacity to engage with a stranger through that stranger’s actions and thoughts, social circles and intimacies. Here’s the low-down on Adrift from TSAR Books:

“John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. The novel sets out to explore his identity by following his daily movements and intimate thoughts, as well as his connections to those coming into contact with him. He writes his own reflections and impressions in a notebook which he carries with him at all times.

The story unfolds through non-linear narrative connections that flow across city blocks, continents and oceans, and meander in and out of characters’ minds, dealing with questions of displacement, identity and meaning.”

And here’s Loren’s bio from TSAR & her website:

“One of her novels, Izmir Hayaletleri (The Ghosts of Smyrna), was published in Turkey in 2008 by Senocak Yayinlari (trans. Roza Hakmen) and a short story “The Conch” appeared (Nov 2009) in Turkish translation as part of an anthology entitled Kadin Öykülerinde Izmir (Izmir in Women’s Stories). “The Imam’s Daughter” was published in Montreal Serai. She has recently completed a collection of short stories under the working title ‘The Confession.’”

The doors will open at 5PM.

Loren will be available to sign copies of her book after the reading.


Hey everyone,

One of the owners of the Argo here. I’ve tried to change the address since people have been bringing it up to me, but Google will not instantaneously change the information. Rather, it had to be submitted for approval.

So, that being said, I know the address you get when you click on a map says 264 Ste. Catherine East, but it is in fact…

1915 Ste. Catherine Ouest
(postal code H3H 1M3)

you can either…
1. Take the 24 Bus on Sherbrooke St. to St. Marc & Sherbrooke
2. Take the metro to Guy-Concordia station (green line, close to Lionel-Groulx)
3. If you’re driving, there’s a pay-to-park station close to the corner of Maissoneuve and St. Mathieu, or you can find a spot on Ste. Catherine in front of the shop.

We’ll change this in the future, sorry you’ve all had to deal with the confusion.
As Loren stated, call the shop (514-931-3442) if you’re confused.

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