So, I went to visit my book at one of its four homes, at what some might say is its best address, (22 Yorkville, donchaknow) and I found it in a display devoted to Canadian authors. Here it is:
Hey - there's that distinctive turquoise spine! Let's go in for a closer look:
That, up there? That's just a picture of my dream come true! I'm the meat/meat alternative in a Davies-Munro sandwich! Oh, and there's two more favourites, Annabel by Kathleen Winter and Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood!
As if there was any doubt, here's how I left things:
And no, Padma Viswanathan, I've decided that I don't feel bad about stealing your spotlight.* You found a publisher that wanted to print your book in hardcover and you were shortlisted for the Giller.
*That's a lie though. I kind of do feel bad. We're sort of sharing the spotlight though, right? See how I left your book out there?
Erin Bedford, writer.