Pasha Malla’s People Park takes on poverty, a city-state and a celebrity magician

When Toronto-based author Pasha Malla’s short story collection The Withdrawal Method was published in 2008, it racked up a number of coveted nominations and walked away with the Danuta Gleed and Trillium awards for fiction. His debut novel People Park was published earlier this month by Anansi, and follows an extensive cast of characters over Easter Weekend as the city prepares for the 25th anniversary celebration of the titular park.