Bookhunter abroad

While flinging myself around Dartmouth at lunchtime today, I came face to face with Xeric Award-winner Jason Shiga’s Bookhunter–talk about delightful surprises!  Jason, a mathematician and cartoonist, worked–maybe still does work–at Oakland Public Library some years ago.  Years before that, I met him through our mutual friend Rory Root.

Bookhunter is a funny and straightforward story of library police recovering stolen property.  But Jason has done some way more gnarly things across the eyars:  he came to a library program I arranged years ago to show off his adventure book which one had to unfold in order to access the line–excuse me, a line–of the plot.

So, jetting around Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on a crisp autumn noon, it was a nice, warm reminder of times past, places present otherwhere than here. Made me proud to ahve a local library card.

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