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Imperfections Book Launch
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:44pm
What do you call a man with no arms and no legs locked in the trunk of a car?
The answer is not “Jack.”
It's Richard Trench.
In the opening scene of Imperfections, a new novel by Bradley Somer, Richard Trench finds himself reduced to a torso in the trunk of a ’82 Monte Carlo. What follows is a captivating story of how Trench came to be in this situation, with a plot that twists in and out of the lives of circus freaks and supermodels.
At once down to earth and vividly fantastical, Imperfections explores society's relationship with physical perfection. It meddles with the boundaries between the beautiful and grotesque and blurs the hilarious with the horrific. Underlying themes of beauty and destiny are topped off with an always surprising plot and an eccentric cast of characters—including Trench's body building, ABBA-obsessed father and an obituary writer. It takes the reader from backyard BBQ's and barnyard beauty pageants to the world of raucous fashion shows and glittering photo shoots in exotic locations.
The official launch for Imperfections is in Calgary this Saturday, November 3 from 6pm to 10pm at Endeavor Arts Gallery. A body-building exhibition