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Jackals abound

March 02nd, 2015

Veteran journalist Don McLellan grew up in Renfrew Heights, website a neighbourhood bordered by East 22nd Avenue, cheap Rupert Street, dosage Grandview Highway and Boundary Road in Vancouver. The debut story in his first fiction collection mostly arising from that locale, In the Quiet After Slaughter (Libros Libertad), was a 2009 ReLit Award finalist. His follow-up collection, Brunch with the Jackals (Thistledown $18.95) echoes the “hard-boiled” style of Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane. Urban life is fraught with danger. Four junkies anxiously await a drug dealer. A gang leader copes with racism, greed and mutiny. A terminally ill man plots his own demise. McLennan edits a trade magazine in Vancouver. Don McLellan has worked in Canada, South Korea and Hong Kong; his short stories have been published in Descant, Joyland, and the Dalhousie Review. His work has been nominated or short-listed for a Western Canada Magazine award, a Tabbies International Editorial and Design award and a Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial (business writing) Award. 978-1-77187-050-4


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