Calgary Herald interviews Sina Queyras

Learn the fascinating backstory of Sina Queyras's new title, Expressway, which launches for a Calgary audience on Thursday, February 26. The germination of a book that borrows the lyric modes of the Romantic poets to interrogate modern mobility actually occurred on a mountain top in the Alps:

'On the surface, Sina Queyras's story about climbing the French Alps clutching her father's ashes sounds like a suitably poignant and poetic starting point for a paternal tribute. But this was in 2003. Blackouts had hit North America. A heat wave was killing people throughout Europe—including 15,000 in France alone.

'So when Queyras looked down from atop a mountain, she wasn't thinking about becoming one with nature or connecting the beauty of her surroundings to the memory of her father.'

What was she thinking? Find out at

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