Ian Williams thrives on stylistic daring in debut novel Reproduction

March 18, 2019

Ian Williams recognizes the importance of blood ties. There is value, he notes, in connections between people that one cannot choose.

“I think the way that life works is that we get both sides, right? On one hand, we don’t choose the families that we’re born into, but then we can choose our futures and choose our mates, and choose the families,” he says. “Given the way life is designed, we’re not even obligated to make that decision. You’re both locked into something and you choose an alternative.”

Family, by birth and by choice, is central to the Vancouver writer’s debut novel, Reproduction