Forthcoming in August 2010

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Drowned City Press Launches Second Childhood

Drowned City Press has reprinted Donna McMahon’s novel Dance of Knives and is launching her long awaited sequel, Second ChildhoodDance of Knives is a post apocalyptic adventure story set in 22nd century Vancouver. The NY Times called it “a technologically aware and emotionally wrenching twist on the old tale of Beauty and the Beast.”

In McMahon’s sequel, the action moves north to Cortes Island, a natural jewel in the inland sea. Author Eileen Kernaghan says:  “This is a writer who knows her science; but clearly, too, she has a close and loving relationship with the west coast landscape. At its heart, Second Childhood is a story of redemption, and the healing power of the natural world.”

There will be a Second Childhood book launch in Vancouver on Saturday, May 15 from 3-5 pm at the Lifestyles Cafe in City Square (12th and Cambie). (Please note that this has been rescheduled.)

More information about the books is available at

danceofknives  secondchildhood