Harriet Zaidman, the Winnipeg based author of a new novel, City on Strike, is appearing at the new bookstore on Ottawa Street, City and the City Books on Monday, Sept.
Harriet Zaidman, the Winnipeg based author of a new novel, City on Strike, is appearing at the new bookstore on Ottawa Street, City and the City Books on Monday, Sept. 16, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The store is at located at 181 Ottawa Street North. Copies of the book will be on sale.
City on Strike is set during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 one hundred years ago when workers and soldiers returning from World War I demanded jobs, decent wages and the right to organize. Many politicians and business leaders condemned strike organizers, and, backed up by police, unleashed deadly violence on a day that has come to be known as Bloody Saturday.
The story focuses on a 13 year old boy and his younger sister who are part of a poor, but hard-working immigrant family. Together with their neighbours, the siblings are drawn into the chaos that changed the city and the country, forever.
Although set in Winnipeg, Hamilton residents will find that elements of the story will ring a bell because of our own city’s labour heritage.
Harriet Zaidman has her web site:: https://harrietzaidman.weebly.com/books.html