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The Outlier: Book Launch

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Upstart & Crow Studio

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Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. for the Vancouver launch of The Outlier, an audaciously twisty psychological thriller by award-winning writer Elisabeth Eaves published by Random House. Eaves will be in conversation with journalist Peg Fong.

Cate Winter is a wildly successful neuroscientist and entrepreneur who has invented a cure for Alzheimer’s that will improve the lives of millions. On the verge of selling her biotech company for an obscene sum, she is also about to become very rich. But Cate has a secret that keeps her deeply uneasy about everything she is and does: she grew up at the Cleckley Institute, a treatment facility for the rehabilitation of psychopathic children. And, as far as she knows, she is the institute’s only success: all of her peers have become thwarted, maladjusted or even criminal adults.

Then Cate discovers the existence of another ex-patient and outlier who might prove that her success isn’t a fluke. He has not only stayed out of jail, but he’s made a mark in business and science. Though his identity is confidential, she breaks the rules and drops everything to track him down. And when she finds him, living under an assumed name in Baja California, she is immediately obsessed. Like her, he is driven and brilliant, an innovator willing to do what it takes to perfect a new energy technology that will stop global warming. Here, at last, is her mirror, her ultimate collaborator, the possible answer to the enigma of her nature.

But in the wake of a mysterious death, Cate can’t avoid suspecting him. If he is involved, do his ends justify his means? Ruthless herself, she’s about to find out whether there are any moral lines she won’t cross.

Join us in celebrating this exciting new thriller! Books will be available for purchase and signing. This is a free event, but please register for your spot at our Eventbrite, as capacity is limited.

About the author:

Elisabeth Eaves is a debut novelist and an award-winning travel writer and journalist who has cov­ered nuclear weapons, biological threats and climate change for publications including The New YorkerForbes, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. She is the author of two critically acclaimed nonfiction books: Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents, which the New York Times Book Review called “a heady, head­long chronicle of a decade and a half spent adrift” and de­clared a Notable Book; and Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping, which The Washington Post called “a first-rate, first-person work of social anthropology.” Born and raised in Vancouver, Elisabeth lives with her husband in Seattle.

About the moderator:

Peg Fong is a journalist, educator, author and podcaster. Her podcast Alone Together: A Curious Exploration of Loneliness is heard in more than 30 countries, and the YA book based on research and interviews from the show was published in March 2024 by Orca Book.

More about Upstart & Crow:

Located on Granville Island, Upstart & Crow is a literary arts studio for curious readers and creative storytellers alike. We are international in our outlook, and local in our sensibilities. We create opportunities to surface new talent and champion bold ideas through events, workshops, literary launches, unique partnerships — and yes, we also sell books!

Health precautions:

We want this event to be safe for all. Masks are welcome, though we won’t enforce them. We hope that folks who come will be vaccinated and boosted and will stay home if they feel ill.

Accessibility:

The main studio of our shop is accessible for folks with mobility aids. There is a washroom on the main floor available for attendees.

Questions: hello@upstartandcrow.com.

The Outlier

“An of-the-moment, character-rich psychological thriller with a Bond-worthy villain that builds to a stunning conclusion.” — Linwood Barclay, #1 internationally bestselling author

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Elisabeth Eaves

ELISABETH EAVES is a debut novelist and an award-winning travel writer and journalist who has cov­ered nuclear weapons, biological threats and climate change for publications including The New Yorker, Forbes, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. She is the author of two critically acclaimed nonfiction books: Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents, which the New York Times Book Review called “a heady, head­long chronicle of a decade and a half spent adrift” and de­clared a Notable Book; and Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping, which The Washington Post called “a first-rate, first-person work of social anthropology.” Born and raised in Vancouver, Elisabeth lives with her husband in Seattle.