Source: Bookings: The King’s Co-op Bookstore Podcast

Ep. 14: Making It Home With Alison DeLory

This time on Bookings, we continue to explore the topic of migration and the Canadian Dream. In the last episode, Paul and Jesse talked to Lindsay Bird about the 2000s boom in the Alberta oil sands. In part two, we talk about what happens after the boom ends and how communities are affected by changes beyond their control.

Paul and Jesse speak with Alison DeLory about her debut novel Making It Home, which tells the parallel stories of two families: one in Cape Breton dealing with depopulation, the oil sands bust, and the opiate crisis, and another fleeing Aleppo during the Syrian civil war. These stories mirror each other to explore grief, empathy, home, and the dark side of the Canadian Dream.

Bookings is recorded at the University of King’s College by Mark Pineo and produced by Paul MacKay and Jesse Hiltz for the King’s Co-op Bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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