Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays #10 - 2015 Giller Prize Edition (Week 3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (some times you need more than two for it to make sense).
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Week 3 of my 2015 Giller Prize feature is a teaser from Samuel Archibald's Arvida. Enjoy!

Title: Arvida
Author: Samuel Archibald
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publishing Date: September 29, 2015 (Originally published in September 2014)
Genre: Fiction


In no time at all, women were arriving from the village and the entire peninsula, to be sculpted. This beauty Misaka and I had invented was now walking the streets, given prominence by the spouses' strategically perforated dresses, and the dismayed ugliness of the husbands. (p119)

Here's a quick background on the Giller Prize from their website:

"The Giller Prize was founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, who passed away from cancer the year before. The award recognized excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endowed a cash prize annually of $25,000.00, the largest purse for literature in the country."

Anyone have thoughts on who the winner will be on November 10?


  1. Interesting teaser. I hadn't heard of this award before. The teaser on my adult blog comes from a new military thriller - Tenacity by J. S. Law. Happy reading!

    1. Thank you for sharing your teaser. Sounds really interesting!!

  2. I'm curious about the "sculpting" and want to know more. Sounds like a fascinating story.
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