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Iain Reid, on stay-cationing with his grandma

reid.JPGThe idea of losing and keeping bits of the past is central to Iain Reid's book The Truth About Luck: What I Learned on My Road Trip with Grandma. The term "road trip", however, is somewhat loose.

 

The vacation he promises her as a birthday gift -- a scheme he cooks up at the Manx here in Ottawa, by the way -- ends up being simply a trip to his Kingston apartment. What results, however, is the two of them growing a little closer, even after he makes her walk in the rain with an umbrella that doesn't open and live in a place without proper hot water.

 

Reid speaks at the Writers Festival tomorrow, and at an event with Kathleen Edwards on May 12th at the Perth Theatre.

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