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Montreal Launch with Argo Books

October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Argo Bookshop is thrilled to invite you to the Montreal launch of Moon of the Turning Leaves, the new post-apocalyptic novel by bestselling author Waubgeshig Rice!

The event is free, open to all, and takes place on Monday, October 23, at 7 PM. Exceptionally, as this is bigger than our usual event, we’ve partnered with the Atwater Library to host it; the library is located just a few blocks from the Argo and has an accessible entrance. Make your way to:

Atwater Library Adair Auditorium

4023 Tupper Street (corner of Atwater Avenue)

As space is limited, we highly encourage you to book your free tickets on Eventbrite!


Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. His first short story collection, Midnight Sweatlodge, won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His novel Moon of the Crusted Snow was released in October 2018 and became a national bestseller. Reporting for CBC News for the bulk of his career, in 2014 he received the Anishinabek Nation’s Debwewin Citation for excellence in First Nation Storytelling and from 2018 to 2020 he hosted Up North, CBC Radio’s afternoon show for northern Ontario.


Twelve years after the lights go out . . .

An epic journey to a forgotten homeland

The hotly anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel Moon of the Crusted Snow

In the years since a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy, Evan Whitesky has led his community in remote northern Canada off the rez and into the bush, where they’ve been rekindling their Anishinaabe traditions, isolated from the outside world. As new generations are born, and others come of age in a world after everything, Evan’s people are stronger than ever. But resources around their new settlement are drying up, and elders warn that they cannot stay indefinitely.

Evan and his teenaged daughter, Nangohns, are chosen to lead a scouting party on a months-long trip down to their traditional home on the shores of Lake Huron—to seek new beginnings, and discover what kind of life—and what danger—still exists in the lands to the south.

Waubgeshig Rice’s exhilarating return to the world first explored in Moon of the Crusted Snow is a brooding story of survival, resilience, Indigenous identity, and rebirth.


October 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Penguin Random House
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Atwater Library Adair Auditorium
4023 Tupper Street (corner of Atwater Avenue)
Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1T4 Canada
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