Melting Queen NY launch

The Melting Queen NY Launch

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The Melting Queen NY Launch
June 25, 2019 7:00 PM
June 25, 2019 8:30 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
June 5, 2019
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Melting Queen NY launch


Please join Bruce Cinnamon to celebrate the publication of his debut novel, THE MELTING QUEEN.

Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen—a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the city’s spirits up over the following winter. But this year, something has changed: a genderfluid ex-frat brother called River Runson is named as Melting Queen. As River’s reign upends the city’s century-old traditions, Edmonton tears itself in two, with progressive and reactionary factions fighting a war for Edmonton’s soul. Ultimately, River must uncover the hidden history of Melting Day, forcing Edmonton to confront the dark underbelly of its traditions and leading the city into a new chapter in its history. Balancing satire with compassion, Bruce Cinnamon’s debut novel combines history and magic to weave a splendid future-looking tale.


Copies of The Melting Queen are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at [email protected]. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!


Bruce Cinnamon was born in Edmonton and grew up just downstream in Fort Saskatchewan, along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Alberta and a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto. His favourite authors and literary influences include Garth Nix, Haruki Murakami, Jorge Luis Borges, Rachel Carson, Thomas King, Tomson Highway, and Italo Calvino. THE MELTING QUEEN is his first novel and is a part of the Nunatak First Fiction series.