In-the-Fabled-East

From one of Canada’s best young voices comes a sweeping literary adventure set against the backdrop of French Indochina.

Paris, 1909: Adelie Tremier, a young widow suffering the final stages of tuberculosis, flees for French-occupied Indochina, through the lush forests of Laos, to seek out a fabled spring of immortality that might allow her to return to her nine-year-old son.

Laos, 1936: Pierre Lazarie, a young academic turned Saigon bureaucrat, is sent by Adelie’s son, now an Army captain, to find his long lost mother. Although his assigned quest fulfills Pierre’s fantasy to travel up the exotic Mekong, he is saddled with his colleague Henri LeDallic, an Indochina old-timer who would rather glory in his loutish past than hunt for ghosts in the jungle. Yet what this mismatched pair discovers forms the mysterious heart of Adam Lewis Schroeder’s brilliant and compelling new novel.

Bridging history from 1890s Aix-en-Provence to American involvement in 1950s Vietnam, In the Fabled East is a rich and sensual depiction of Southeast Asia, charting the loss of innocence of both individuals and the world at large. Echoing Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad, this is historical fiction written with wisdom and panache.

Bookish Mixtape #7: Do you believe in magic?

We’re halfway through July and the end of Summer Reading is only a few weeks away!  Seems like the right time to add some magic to our TBR lists, don’t you think? 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  |  book  |  eBook  |  eAudio  |

The Magicians by Lev Grossman  |  book  |  eBook  |  eAudio  |

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen  |  book  | 

Uprooted by Naomi Novik  |  book  |  eBook  |

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige  |  book  |  eBook  |  eAudio  |

Among Others by Jo Walton  |  book  |

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz  |  book  |  eBook  |

Fables by Bill Willingham  |  book  |

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke  |  book  |  eBook  |

In the Fabled East by Adam Lewis Schroeder

From one of Canada’s best young voices comes a sweeping literary adventure set against the backdrop of French Indochina.

Paris, 1909: Adelie Tremier, a young widow suffering the final stages of tuberculosis, flees for French-occupied Indochina, through the lush forests of Laos, to seek out a fabled spring of immortality that might allow her to return to her nine-year-old son.

Laos, 1936: Pierre Lazarie, a young academic turned Saigon bureaucrat, is sent by Adelie’s son, now an Army captain, to find his longlost mother. Although his assigned quest fulfills Pierreis fantasy to travel up the exotic Mekong, he is saddled with his colleague Henri LeDallic, an Indochina old-timer who would rather glory in his loutish past than hunt for ghosts in the jungle. Yet what this mismatched pair discovers forms the mysterious heart of Adam Lewis Schroeder’s brilliant and compelling new novel.

Bridging history from 1890s Aix-en-Provence to American involvement in 1950s Vietnam, In the Fabled East is a rich and sensual depiction of Southeast Asia, charting the loss of innocence of both individuals and the world at large. Echoing Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad, this is historical fiction written with wisdom and panache.



Greetings Bookclub Members

 Black Bond Books, 24th Avenue branch, is pleased to welcome Penticton author, Adam Lewis Schroeder, for a bookclub gathering, Monday evening, April 18th, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:30pm. 

   The evening will entail Adam reading from his latest novel, In the Fabled East, a question & answer time, and book signing. We will provide snacks, prizes, and a short presentation of bookclub picks as well as shopping time.    The book price is $19.95 plus the bookclub discount. This event is complimentary to those who pre-register and purchase the book from Black Bond Books in advance as seating is limited to 50 people. We appreciate your ongoing support for these events.    ***A Valuable shopping coupon will be available upon arrival to the event.    Sincerely,  

Stephanie Jane, Manager  

Black Bond Books

(604)536-4444

 Adam Lewis Schroeder was born in BC, completed a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia and has since traveled extensively. He is the author of the story collection Kingdom of Monkeys and the novel Empress of Asia, nominated for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the BC Book Awards’ Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In the Fabled East was first released in March 2010 to great review. He lives in Penticton with his wife and two sons.