Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” 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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