Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
Admission: $5 – $12 sliding scale, available at TWB
Co-sponsored by Seven Stories Press and Publishers Group Canada