Dear friends, I’m happy to announce that my book (In)visible is being published in Canada by Guernica Editions, translated by Hanna Leliv and Isaac Wheeler.
The book tells the stories of people with visible disabilities and disorders as they learn to overcome society’s limitations in order to live a full and happy life. It focuses on diversity and inclusion and encourages equality, acceptance and tolerance.
Diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome as a teenager, Adam, now a 26-year-old freelance designer, attends his first meeting at a social support group. Here he meets Anna, a charity worker with a face hemangioma, Marta a TV anchor with alopecia, and Eva a make up artist with vitiligo. The following week he moves in with them.
Shaped after the writer’s own experience of living with Tourette’s syndrome, Adam tries to move from self-inflicted invisibility to being visible—in his family, career, and personal life.
Invisible is a book about what it means to be different. A book that encourages acceptance and tolerance. A book about fear and escape, about the necessity of being loved and accepted. It’s about the permanent struggle with your complexes and attempts to start loving yourself. It’s about hard stories. But also about big hearts.
September 13, Winnipeg, Oseredok, 184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6 at 6:30 PM
September 18, Toronto, Guernica Group launch at Supermarket 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2L9, at 3:30 PM
September 24, Toronto, TIFA Critical Conversation: Ukraine: A National Crisis with a Global Impact at 235 Queens Quay W. 7:00 PM
September 25, Toronto, TIFA PEN Canada, Oleg Sentsov Reading 235 Queens Quay W. at 6:00 PM
September 29, Montreal, Ukrainian National Federation 405 Av. Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2V 2G5
September 30 18:00 “Ukrainian National Federation 405 Av. Fairmount O, Montréal,QC H2V 2G5”
October 6 Calgary, 19:30 Flywheel Reading Series (Pages Bookstore) Kensington 1135 Kensington Rd NW
October 13 Edmonton 19:00 Audreys Books Ltd 10702 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3J5