At home with nature

“Don Gayton of Summerland fuses the personal with the ecological in his 8th book, a paean to the natural and human history of his adopted Okanagan Valley homeland. We sample his style here.FULL STORY

 

 

The future of “no future”

October 14th, 2020

Victoria-based Susan Sanford Blades’s debut novel, Fake It So Real (Nightwood $21.95) takes on the fallout from a punk-rock lifestyle – the future of “no future” – and its effects on the subsequent generations of one family. It follows Gwen, a Nancy Spungen (girlfriend of Sex Pistols’s Sid Vicious) lookalike, who, in 1983, meets Damian, the leader of a punk band. Seven years and two unplanned pregnancies later, Damian abandons Gwen, leaving her to raise their two daughters, Sara and Meg, on her own. The novel covers the next five decades of the lives of Gwen and her daughters. 9780889713888

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