Our Spring 2012 Gala Event!! 

Join us at Paragraphe Bookstore in Downtown Montreal on June 6th. Meet and join Charles Talkoff, Richard Rathwell, James Cummins and Cameron W. Reed in a discussion of their latest works:

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Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 pm, 2012.
Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue (corner of Sherbrooke Street).
Montreal, Canada

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Charles Talkoff presents "The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover"

In the finest tradition of William S. Burroughs and Thomas Pynchon, comes a strong American author writing in the great American paranoiac’s voice as every page busts forth with a wild and elusive prose that takes the reader on a wild ride where anything becomes a possibility. With The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, Charles Talkoff combs the deepest fathoms of a paranoiac’s nightmares and brings back with him his vision and homage to the deeper, darker secrets of the human psyche in the post-9/11 world. 

Richard Rathwell presents: "Jump the Devil" 

With Jump the Devil, Richard Rathwell has masterfully interwoven the plots of five seemingly unrelated storylines to create one coherent narrative that spans the globe and works to blend the seemingly mundane with the profound, deftly providing readers the necessary clues to unlocking the story. Transcending borders, cultures, generations, and social mores, Jump the Devil brings to life the notion of the global village as it exists in the 21st Century.

James Cummins and Cameron W. Reed present "The Midas Touch"

Authors James Cummins and Cameron W. Reed examine the predatory nature of short selling that is still prevalent within the financial industry today. What was originally intended to serve as a natural check on abuses within the stock market has itself become another method of manipulation for those with the necessary know-how. What seems innocently enough as capitalism and greed gone naturally wild in an environment of deregulation, soon appears as deliberate political maneuvering and close control on an international scale by agents and institutions operating above the law.  The authors of The Midas Touch point out that this highly profitable, preferred method of professional swindlers world-wide has much more sinister repercussions than just clearing out 401(k)s – short selling was a contributing factor to the collapse of the US housing sector in 2007 that led to the global financial crisis begun in 2008 and has been the preferred fundraising methods of terrorist outfits worldwide. The Midas Touch speaks to the nature of this ongoing financial crisis we seem to be unable to extricate ourselves from and describes the ongoing problems that surround a financial sector that seems unwilling to change its business practices.