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The Relatives
A Novel
By (author): Camilla Gibb
9780385678094 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce Mar 23, 2021
$29.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.72 x 8.51 x 0.8 in | 0.7 lb 208 pages Doubleday Canada
From the renowned author of Sweetness in the Belly, The Beauty of Humanity Movement and This Is Happy, comes a bold, urgent and richly imagined novel about what it means to be a family in our modern world.

Lila is on a long, painful journey toward motherhood. Tess and Emily are reeling after their ugly separation and fighting over ownership of the embryos that were supposed to grow their family together. And thousands of miles away, the unknown man who served as anonymous donor to them all is being held in captivity in Somalia. While his life remains in precarious balance, his genetic material is a source of both creation and conflict.

What does it mean to be a family in our rapidly shifting world? What are our responsibilities to each other with increasing options for how to create a family?

As these characters grapple with life-altering changes, they will find themselves interconnected in ways they cannot have imagined, and forced to redefine what family means to them.

Story Locale: Toronto, Canada; Jijiga, Ethiopia; Somalia

BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Camilla’s recent books have all been bestsellers, with Sweetness in the Belly selling 94K copies across formats in Canada.

AWARDS CONTENDER: Camilla has been the recipient of the Trillium Book Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, the CBC Canadian Literary Award and has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize. Her books have been selected for One Book One Community campaigns in Burlington, Aurora and Providence, RI. She has been on numerous “Best Book” lists including but not limited to the National Post, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and CBC.

TOPICAL: The Relatives is extremely topical, looking at the politics of sperm donation.

MEDIA DARLING: Camilla is media savvy and eager to help make this book a success.

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL: Camilla has wide global readership, particularly in the UK and US, where major outlets including The Guardian and The Independent have reviewed her work.

CAMILLA GIBB was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels—Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so’s Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement—as well as the bestselling memoir This Is Happy. Camilla has been the recipient of the Trillium Book Award, the City of Toronto Book Award and the CBC Canadian Literary Award and has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the RBC Taylor Prize. She has a Ph.D. from Oxford University, has been writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Colombia, and is an adjunct faculty member of the graduate creative writing programs at the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph-Humber. She is currently the June Callwood Professor in Social Justice at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Author Residence: Toronto, ON

Author Hometown: London, UK

Publicity: extensive ARC mailing to create early buzz

Tour cities: Toronto, SW Ontario, Vancouver for Incite series

Pitch to fall festivals

Limited review coverage in outlets like The Globe and Mail

Extensive national radio interviews like CBC The Next Chapter

Ask CG to write content pieces about new definitions of family - Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, etc



Author Website: www.camillagibb.ca

Author Social Media: Twitter: @camilla_gibb

Praise for Sweetness in the Belly:

Sweetness in the Belly is a timely and compelling novel of ideas which explores the ethics of cultural identity in a multicultural era…. [It] is a sophisticated, ambitious and deeply affecting novel which is devastatingly relevant to our contemporary world.”—2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury citation

“This complex tale about exile, romance and human rights combines the authority of Gibb’s scholarship on social anthropology with the lushness of her fictional vision.” —Elle Canada

“Ambitious…vivid and rich in detail, politically relevant and eminently readable.” —The Globe and Mail

“This is a rarity, a novel that transforms expectations. A hugely ambitious work executed with deceptive ease, it is an unbelievably odd tale, yet utterly convincing, able to transport us behind closed borders and back again…. The back-and-forth structure succeeds brilliantly…. With Sweetness in the Belly, you know something other than lived experience is at work, and that something is a roving mind, a questing heart. Watching them land like butterflies on raw truth is a marvellous sight to behold.” —Montreal Gazette

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