Join Elizabeth Rains for a fascinating talk featuring her new book, Demon in My Blood. Book signing to follow.
When: Wednesday, May 31 2017 at 7:00PM (doors at 6:30)
Where: Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver B.C.
Light refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase at the end.
Was it wild parties and rough sex, a blood transfusion after childbirth or after a horrific accident involving a group of bikers, or perhaps some other event during the freewheeling 1960s and early 1970s that funneled the demon into her blood? Regardless, decades later, on the verge of cirrhosis, Elizabeth Rains had to confront the fact that she was infected with hepatitis C, often a death sentence. But Rains was lucky. She was able to obtain the new, tremendously costly lifesaving antivirals, and became one of the early patients to be cured. This book tells her story while also shedding light on the workings of this insidious disease, the suffering it has caused other victims, and the path to a cure for everyone.
ELIZABETH RAINS teaches university courses in writing and editing and has written for magazines and newspapers in Canada, the U.S., and Ireland. She was editorial director and publisher of Pacific Rim magazine for fourteen years and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University.