Brent van Staalduinen at gritLIT: The Butterfly Effect - Reading - Dundurn

Brent van Staalduinen at gritLIT: The Butterfly Effect - Reading

In chaos theory, one small change can have a rippling effect — just like a  butterfly fluttering its wings. In new novels by Dennis Bock and Brent van Staalduinen (Nothing but Life), the past and present collide, wielding unexpected consequences. In each page-turning book, readers are asked to imagine what might happen if the past could be undone. 

Join these two authors for a reading from their most recent novels at this event. This event will be hosted by griLIT Program Advisor Ann Y.K. Choi.

About the book:

During a sweltering summer, Dills must come to terms with a horrific crime and the parent he loves who committed it.

Dills and his mom have returned home to Hamilton, her hometown, hoping to leave the horrors of Windsor behind. But it's impossible to escape the echoes of tragedy, and trouble always follows trouble.

When Dills hurts a new classmate, it comes out in court that he was in the Windsor High library when the shooter came in. But he won't talk about what he saw, what he still sees whenever he closes his eyes. He can't. He definitely can't tell anyone that the Windsor Shooter is his stepfather, Jesse, that Jesse can speak into his mind from hundreds of kilometres away, and that Dills still loves him even though he committed an unspeakable crime.