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QC – Any Man Signing + Q&A


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Join us as renowned poet & author Amber Tamblyn will be signing and discussing her latest book ANY MAN at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, with special guest Rebecca Woodmass on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 PM.

Admission is free.

***The author will only be signing for and taking photos with people who purchase copies of her book ANY MAN at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore***

Rejoignez-nous en tant que célèbre poète et auteur Amber Tamblyn signera et discutera de son dernier livre ANY MAN à la Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore.

L’entrée est gratuite.


In her blazingly original and unforgettable debut novel ANY MAN, Amber Tamblyn brings to startling life a specter of sexual violence in the shadowy form of Maude, a serial female rapist who preys on men.

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.

A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home— the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame alienation from their friends and family and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack.

What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy.

As bold as it is timely, ANY MAN paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.


Amber Tamblyn, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection DARK SPARKLER, has been nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit awards. She has published two additional books of poetry, FREE STALLION (2005), which won the Borders Book Choice Award for Breakout Writing, and BANG DITTO (2009), an IndieNext bestseller. Tamblyn reviews books of poetry for Bust Magazine, is poet in residence at Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and is a contributing writer for The New York Times. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Teen Vogue, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Iowa Review Poets & Writers, PANK, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Rebecca Woodmass has been writing poetry ever since they were a child, and writing is the axis around which all other elements of her life turns. They just released their first book, a self-published full-length poetry book called “Tiny World.”. She is working on her next book, which will explore their experience healing trauma through community care, nature, and magic.


Dans son tout premier roman flamboyant original et inoubliable ANY MAN, Amber Tamblyn apporte à la vie surprenante un spectre de violence sexuelle sous la forme obscure de Maude, une violeuse en série qui s’en prend aux hommes.

Dans ce premier roman électrique et provocateur, Tamblyn mélange des genres de poésie, de prose et d’éléments de suspens pour donner forme aux récits choquants des victimes de violences sexuelles, cartographiant les façons destructrices par lesquelles notre société perpétue la culture du viol.

Un violent violeur en série est en liberté, qui s’appelle Maude. Elle chasse pour les hommes dans les bars, en ligne, à la maison – l’endroit n’a pas d’importance, pas plus que l’homme. Ses victimes doivent alors vivre les conséquences de leur agression sous la forme de doutes de la police, d’aliénation de la part de leurs amis et de leur famille et la hantise d’une horrible femme qui devient le fantôme sur lequel la société projette ses plus grandes peurs, fascinations et même misogynie. Pendant ce temps, la police est sans piste et les médias harcèlent les victimes, disséquant publiquement les détails de leur attaque.

Ce qui est extraordinaire, c’est comment, au fil des années, ces hommes apprennent à guérir, en se regroupant et en trouvant un espace pour élever leur voix. Racontée en alternant la vue des points de vue de chaque voix et l’expérience de la victime, ces pages pétillent d’émotion, allant de l’horreur à l’empathie à couper le souffle.

Aussi audacieux que possible, ANY MAN dresse un portrait brûlant de la survie et rend hommage à ceux qui ont vécu le cauchemar de l’agression sexuelle.


Amber Tamblyn, auteur de la collection de poésie acclamée par la critique DARK SPARKLER, a été nominé aux Emmy Awards, Golden Globe et Independent Spirit Awards. Elle a publié deux livres de poésie supplémentaires, FREE STALLION (2005), qui a remporté le Borders Book Choice Award pour Breakout Writing, et BANG DITTO (2009), un best-seller IndieNext. Tamblyn passe en revue des livres de poésie pour Bust Magazine, est poète en résidence chez Smart Girls d’Amy Poehler et est un écrivain contributeur pour le New York Times. Son travail est apparu dans Glamour, Teen Vogue, le San Francisco Chronicle, l’Iowa Review poètes et écrivains, PANK, et ailleurs. Elle vit à Brooklyn avec son mari et sa fille.

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Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC H3A3P9
+1 514-845-5811

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