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November 21-26, 2015
Saturday Nov 21 7:30pm
THE NEW FACE OF FICTION
"Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting, brilliant novel - it stretches its arms to encompass nearly everything— an immigrant tale, an epic, a spy intrigue, a prison confession, an inventor’s manual, a creation myth, and an obituary—but the electric current humming through its heart is an achingly resonant love story. Sean Michaels orchestrates his first novel like a virtuoso” – Anthony Marra
Inspired by the true life and loves of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen--creator of the theremin, Us Conductors is written in a finely woven series of flashbacks and correspondence, taking us from the glitz and glam of New York in the 1930s to the gulags and scientific camps of the Soviet Union. Us Conductors is a book of longing and electricity. Like Termen’s own life, it is steeped in beauty, wonder and looping heartbreak. “Michaels’ voice will pass through you like live current and conduct you to parts unknown.” – Carl Wilson
Sean Michaels was born in Scotland, and raised in Ottawa. He eventually settled in Montreal, founding Said the Gramophone, one of the earliest music blogs. He has since spent time in Edinburgh and Kraków, toured with rock bands, searched the Parisian catacombs for Les UX, and received 2 National Magazine Awards.
HAL WAKE is the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Writers Fest.
ABOUT THE JCC JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL
The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver's leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages. This highly popular community-wide event brings together prominent and emerging Jewish writers and non-Jewish writers with Jewish interest subject matter in literature, the arts, philosophy, theology, history and current events to speak during this week-long literary experience. Each year programs are selected from the following areas:
BIOGRAPHIES • BUSINESS • CHILDREN'S INTEREST • CELEBRITIES • CULINARY ARTS • EMERGING AUTHORS • FILM HISTORY • HOLOCAUST • ISRAEL • PARENTING • PHOTOGRAPHY • POETRY • POLITICS • POP CULTURE • SEPHARDIC HERITAGE • SPIRITUALITY • SPORTS • TEENS • YIDDISH CULTURE • YOUNG ADULT
Admission is charged for most events, many events are free. Season passes and tickets are available at the JCC or online during the months of October and November.
The JCC Jewish Book Festival’s mandate is to showcase Jewish writers (writing on any theme) or non-Jewish writers (with Jewish interest subject matter) from Canada and around the world. If you have written a book or other literary work that fits within these parameters, we would be interested in hearing from you. Read more... 
The JCC Jewish Book Festival can help you maximize your message to a diverse demographic audience. Corporate and individual Sponsorships are available. Please phone 604 638 7278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 
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