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Podcast: Georges Laraque makes a splash with The Bone Cage

CR 11 Georges Laraque.jpgThe countdown to Canada Reads is on. We're less than a month away to the battle of the books.

We visited Nova Scotia with Debbie Travis. She's championing The Birth House by Ami McKay. We climbed to the top of Parliament Hill with Ali Velshi via his book pick — The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis.

We move from the political arena to an athletic one this week as we turn our attention to Georges Laraque and his chosen book, The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou.

Georges is no stranger to the commitment the two athletes in this book have to their sport. Sadie Jorgenson is a swimmer and Digger Stapleton is a wrestler. Both are training for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Georges Laraque feels the stories of these elite athletes shouldn't just get attention during Olympic years.

He joined Canada Reads associate producer Debbie Pacheco in the studio to talk about why this book about aspiring champions deserves to come out on top.

The debates will air on February 7, 8 and 9 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET on CBC Radio One (2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland).

Next week, we talk to Sara Quin, one-half of the indie music sensation Tegan & Sara. She's defending Essex County by Jeff Lemire.

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