Monday, June 24, 2013

Press Release: The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy press release and Toronto Launch details

Award-winning Toronto author releases anticipated new novel
Theytus Books is proud to announce the arrival of ‘The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy’, the exciting new novel from University of Toronto First Nations House Writer in Residence, Cherie Dimaline.

The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy
Ruby Bloom has a lot going on; her mother is eating herself to death, her museum job is soul-crushing, and her flamboyant best friend humiliates and saves her in equal doses. Then there’s that screeching galaxy spinning around her head to make things more interesting. When Ruby’s sent to New Orleans for work she finds an astronomer in an attic that just might be the way out of her chaotic solar system. From award-wining author Cherie Dimaline comes a tale of struggle, hope and the kind of magic that can only happen when you mix the Mississippi and the Georgian Bay.

Title: The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy
Genre: Literary Fiction
Trade Paperback, $18.95
Page Count: 317 pages
Review Copies Available: Yes


Join us at a unique and exciting Toronto event to celebrate the book’s release, in partnership with the launch of Issue #4, MUSKRAT magazine (
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2013, 7-11PM
WHAT: A reading from the novel, presentation by MUSKRAT, guest appearance by poet Giles Benaway and a burlesque performance. Further entertainment to be added.

Advance Praise for Girl:

“Cherie Dimaline writes like an angel. One tough, hard-edged angel, but an angel nonetheless.”
-Governor General Award Winning author and celebrated playwright, Tomson Highway


“Ruby Bloom is the smartest, most resilient and most beautiful character ever created in Indian country.”
- bestselling author and international speaker, Lee Maracle 


“Cherie has written an amazing book. Her character’s journey into womanhood is funny, heartbreaking and powerful. She’s definitely a writer to watch.”
-New York Times Bestseller, Eden Robinson


“Her words-worlds are tough, tender and terrifying; she’ll tear your heart out, and you will be better- and grateful- for the experience. The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy will grace you with its beauty, touch you with its truth, and haunt your imagination.”
-author and academic, Professor Daniel Justice

Contact Name: Kailene Rage or Greg Younging
Phone Number: 250-493-7181
Publisher Contact:
Phone Number: 250-493-7181

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