Paul Butler – update on a new novel

Thanks for this, Susan!

Reading Recommendations

Paul Butler was previously promoted on Reading Recommendations in Sept. 2014 and Jan. 2015. He’s back now to tell us about a new novel that’s been published.

The Widow’s Fire
by Paul F. Butler
Published by Inanna Publication

The Widow’s Fire explores the shadow side of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion, disrupting its happy ending and throwing moral certainties off balance. We join the action close to the moment when Austen draws away for the last time and discretely gives an overview of the oncoming marriage between heroine Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. This, it transpires in The Widow’s Fire, is merely the beginning of a journey. Soon dark undercurrents disturb the order and symmetry of Austen’s world. The gothic flavor of the period, usually satirized by Austen, begins to assert itself. Characters far below the notice of Anne, a baronet’s daughter, have agendas of their own…

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The Widow’s Fire Update

Dear HB Creativity Clients and Friends,

In the coming months, I will be traveling to promote The Widow’s Fire, a novel exploring the shadow side of Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion. I hope to see some of you at the events listed below!

The Widow's Fire

Ontario

Toronto: Inanna Publication’s spring book launch at Glad Day Bookshop, Church Street, Toronto, between 6:00-8:30pm, May 24. Full line-up: Sky Curtis, author of Flush; Lucy E.M. Black, author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, Ursula Pflug, author of Mountain, Paul Butler, author of The Widow’s Fire, and Sonia Saikaley, author of A Pink Samurai’s House. With special guest jazz pianist Patrick Hewan.

New Brunswick

Fredericton: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, University of New Brunswick, presentation, Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Historical Fiction, June 10

Reading (with Mary Corkery and Sky Curtis) at Westminster Books, Fredericton, 4:00-5:30pm., June 12

Alberta

Edmonton: Reading at Audrey’s Books, June 27, 7.00 pm.

Lethbridge: Reading at Word on the Street, September 23, time TBA

British Columbia

Vancouver: Spoken Ink Reading (with Susan McCaslin) at Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, June 20, 8 – 9:30 pm

California, USA

Presenter, Jane Austen Society of North America, annual conference, Huntington Beach, October 5 – October 8. Presentation title: Updating Jane Austen’s Morality in 21st Century Fiction (time TBA).

I am continuing to accept very small numbers of clients for the online course, but places will be limited.