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Gurjinder Basran

Strawberry Hill Library (7399 122 St.) presents Gurjinder Basran, author of Everything was Good-bye, on April 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. Basran was shortlisted for the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and earned a place in the Vancouver Sun’s annual speculative arts and culture article, Ones to Watch.

Everything was Good-bye won the 2009 Search for the Great BC Novel award and is a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize 2011.

The novel centers around Meena, a young Indo-Canadian woman growing up in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and traces her life as she struggles to assert her independence in a Punjabi community.

Though a narrative moving between race and culture, it is ultimately a story of love, loss and self- acceptance amidst shifting cultural ideals.

To register, call 604-598-7411 or email