Dimensions:8.51in x 5.72 x 0.8 in | 0.7 lb
Page Count:208 pages
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’s new book The Relatives proves she’s one of Canada’s best storytellers. [She] grabs us from the start with this thriller-paced novel…. Taut, suspenseful prose urges us ever forward, probing the deeper connections among her beautifully flawed family of characters…. Taking us into the bright and the dark, worlds known and unknown, Gibb’s multi-layered tale solves these mysteries with the immense satisfaction that only the best storytellers can deliver.” —Toronto Star
“This slim volume packs a punch. Beautifully written, and oh, what a story of family and lives coming together! I loved it.” —The Kit
Praise for Camilla Gibb:
“Gibb’s writing is laser-like.” —Toronto Star
“Gibb’s prose is elegant and sings with an almost Victorian delicacy and sophistication: Dickens, interrupted.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“An extraordinary Canadian talent…. The intricacy of Gibb’s language transports you.” —Edmonton Journal
“Anger, honesty, compassion, fear, wit and insight electrify Gibb’s deft sentences, singing the importance of belonging, of self-worth and of story.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“A debunker of stereotypes and a seeker of the big picture, [Gibb] isn’t satisfied with merely creating convincing characters and a bold plot. She educates and enlightens the reader.” —Montreal Gazette
“Gibb’s thoughtful and intricate writing weaves an unforgettable portrait…and her observations of humanity make clear the similarities in all of us.” —The Seattlest