Happy Book Birthday to Big Shadow by Marta Balcewicz! | Book*hug Press

Happy Book Birthday to Big Shadow by Marta Balcewicz!

Today, we are so excited to celebrate the publication of Marta Balcewicz’s debut novel, Big Shadow!

A ‘Most Anticipated’ Spring 2023 release from 49th Shelf, Big Shadow is an affecting novel of psychological nuance and dark humour, starring Judy, a precocious teenager, throughout her summer-length encounter with an imprudent ex-musician. Bex Frankeberger of Books Are Magic, Brooklyn calls Big Shadow “a contemplative debut with starry sentences and characters whom, despite their 90s cringe, you can’t help but root for.” We couldn’t agree more!

Big Shadow has also been selected as a May 2023 Book of the Month on Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and was featured in the Aquarium Drunkard Book Club, writing “In magnifying the myopic struggle of art versus commerce and ambition versus reality, Big Shadow most viscerally captures the essence of the formative years of the human experience.”

Enjoy this introduction from Marta Balcewicz:

Praise for Big Shadow:

Big Shadow Toronto Launch!

Book*hug Press and Type Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Marta Balcewicz’s debut novel, Big Shadow! Marta will be in conversation with Thea Lim.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

6:30 – 8:30 pm ET

Type Books (Queen) 883 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5

Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.

For more info, visit the FB event page or Eventbrite page.

That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to Big Shadow by Marta Balcewicz. Available now from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore. Happy reading!

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