Hi all, we have decided to postpone the book launch for late spring when the climate for celebratory social gatherings is more relaxed! In the meantime books will be available at Audrey’s books, Chapters and at Prana.
Happy reading and we’ll be celebrating together soon enough!
Leala & Tyler
Join Audrey’s Books, Goose Lane Press, Art of Charcuterie & Prana Yoga Studio in celebrating the release of Tyler Enfield’s fifth novel, Like Rum Drunk Angels. Tyler is the husband Prana Yoga Studio’s owner Leala Enfield.
7:00 pm Author talk: inspiration for the novel | The creative process: wild abandon vs. the daily grind | A reading from the novel followed by Q & A
7:30 pm Book signings & mingling | Books will be available for purchase at the launch at Prana courtesy of Audrey’s Book.
About the book: Francis Blackstone is a fourteen-year-old gunslinger with a heart of gold. He’s fallen for the governor’s daughter and resolves to make his mark, and his fortune, to win her favour. And what better way than to rob a Manhattan Company bank? Enter Bob Temple, the volatile outlaw who takes Francis under his wing, and so begins the adventures of the Blackstone Temple Gang as they criss-cross the west in search of their fortune.
At once a tribute to boyhood enthusiasm and the heroes of classic quests, Like Rum-Drunk Angels is an offbeat, slightly magical, and entirely original retelling of the story of Aladdin as an American Western.
The book has been featured on these lists for 2020:
“A fabulist feast… Cormac McCarthy meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”
– Winnipeg Free Press
“Turns the historically mundane into the psychedelically evocative”
– The Puritan Review
“Brilliant. A mad-dog of a novel!”
– Thomas Trofimuk, author of This is All a Lie
“Like Rum-Drunk Angels wrings a variation on the American Western which is entirely unique – saucy, funny, warm, tender, unbridled. It’s a breakneck gallop of a book, as fine a novel as I have read in a long time.”
-Wayne Johnston, author of First Snow, Last Light
“Tyler Enfield opens a treasure chest of familiar Western tropes, turns them upside down, inside out, and makes them dance. Funny, absurd, wildly inventive, and then – just as you’re least least prepared for it – deeply moving. Magic.”
– Ian Weir, author of The Death and Live of Strother Purcell
If you would like a copy of Like Rum Drunk Angels, please pre-order to guarantee a book will be there for you at the launch!
Tyler Enfield is a writer and photographer from Edmonton. He’s the author of Madder Carmine, winner of the High Plains Book Award. He is also the author of Wrush,an award-winning young adult fantasy series. His film work includes the NFB-produced Invisible World, an interactive film about the Cambodian civil war, which won Alberta Screen Awards for Best Director and Best Interactive Media. Born and raised in California, Like Rum-Drunk Angels is his second novel.
Learn more about Tyler’s books, photography and film project here: tylerenfield.com
The Art of Charcuterie was founded in 2018 by Diana Harrison. Diana’s motto is to live an inspired life, create beauty and to pursue life’s purpose. She does exactly this in all elements of her life, including her work with Art of Charcuterie.
Taking cooking classes around the world allowed her to see and experience how food universally brings people together, and how it is used to heal, love and nourish.
Diana’s movement to bring people together through food and love is the core value of Art of Charcuterie.