“I think it is quite a relief to read books in which you’re secure and comfortable that the [characters] are kind, ethical people. It’s an old-fashioned decency,” Whishaw says.
“It was really important for us to talk about the systems that created this crisis,” Klein says.
House of Anansi Press reports that the books have overperformed on the West Coast.
The book was an instant bestseller when it debuted in February, peaking at number one on Bookmanager’s Business chart.
Q&Q’s list of the most-read reviews of 2020.
The novel became a bestseller, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the winner of the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
Jason Fung’s books on diet have taken up permanent residence on the Canadian bestsellers list.
Alongside Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel and Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians were two books Tupholme edited herself: Thomas King’s Indians on Vacation and Emma Donoghue’s The Pull of the Stars.
The new edition will feature 70 pages of new content and additional photography.