Worcester novelist David Baillie holds American launch of 'Little Bones'

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Date & Time: Friday, December 6, 2019
6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Academy: Walker Hall
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Worcester, MA 01604
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: Worcester Academy

Reading of Little Bones to take place at Worcester Academy Dec. 6

WORCESTER, Mass. (DEC. 6, 2019)  Worcester Academy English teacher and author David Baillie will celebrate the American launch of his second book with a reading of his novel, Little Bones. The event, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in Walker Gallery, Walker Hall on the Worcester Academy campus, will be co-hosted by Boston novelists Errick Nunnally and Bracken MacLeod.

Following the reading, Mr. Baillie will sign books. A portion of any books sold will go to the American Indian Education Fund. Refreshments will be served.

The novel Little Bones tells the story of enigmatic street artist, Scotty, who has been accompanied throughout his life, including to a litany of foster homes and into adulthood, by a childs playful, coal-black shadow. It details efforts by Simon, a social worker, to help Scotty even as Simon must come to terms with his own misgivings about working outside of his native Mohawk community. Ultimately, it is a heart-rending tale of loss, redemption, and the cruel consequences of investing in that most beautiful of lieshope.

Little Bones follows the publication of Mr. Baillies first novel, What We Salvage, a coming-of-age postmodern punk novel. That book was described as gritty and as having a stark poetic vision that is uniquely Baillies.

Both of Mr. Baillies books have been set in Hamilton, Ontario, the authors hometown.

To learn more or to purchase a copy of Little Bones online, visit the publishers site at https://chizinepub.com/little-bones/.

David Baillie was born, raised, and educated in Hamilton, Ontario. He played in a couple of punk bands before immigrating to the United States in 1996 to teach modern and postmodern literature at Worcester Academy. His first novel, What We Salvage, was a Hamilton Literary Awards finalist. Like Little Bones, it draws upon Mr. Baillies own experiences in the boot-culture scene of the late-1980s. He currently lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Worcester Academy is an exceptional co-educational independent school for day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12 and postgraduates. Through an innovative and thoughtfully designed curriculum, Worcester Academy instills in students a lifelong passion for learning and a foundation of core values that enable them to Achieve the Honorable as leaders and world citizens. The school takes pride in its diverse local and international community, and situates its curriculum within a global, multicultural context that helps students develop the independence, confidence, and world-readiness they need to succeed in college and beyond.

For information, contact Neil Isakson, director of external communications, at 508-459-6918 or email neil.isakson@worcesteracademy.org.
More Information: E-mail: david.baillie@worcesteracademy.org
Entered by: Neil R. Isakson (neil.isakson@worcesteracademy.org)

Created: December 6, 2019 at 10:16 AM

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