The White House and White Rock

No balloons. No speeches. As Canada Day approaches we look at Brandon Dimmel’s book on U.S.-Canada border relations, how they evolved from World War I, with a focus on White Rock. Review by Keith Regular FULL STORY

Stories of desparation and anger

April 24th, 2017

Creative writing instructor John Mavin has published his first collection of short fiction stories. Rage (Thistledown $18.95) loosely follows a group of people from a fictional Ontario town as they deal with lives based on lies and abuse. Archeologists, mountain climbers, priests, musicians, soldiers, and teens struggle to find independence, dignity and sometimes revenge. The stories describe the measures that desparate and angry people sometimes take, and in doing so, examines the dark side of human nature. Mavin has taught at Capilano University, SFU, UBC, New Shoots (through the Vancouver School Board) and at the Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He has been nominated for the Aurora Award and the Journey Prize. 978-1-77187-141-9

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