We at bookburger have some Canadian fans. They always seem nice...a crew of well-behaved and well-scrubbed individuals wrapped in many soft layers of wool and down. But apparently, there are Canadians--young, hot Canadians--or actually Canadiennes--who live lives of dark turmoil and intrigue. Just get a load of this description of a new title, Be Good:
In this gritty first novel by Stacey May Fowles, a group of Canadian twenty-somethings wrestle with sex, love, and lies. Each character has a distinct persona made of secrets and deceptions, which is shattered by the end of the book. Set against the acutely drawn urban landscapes of Montreal and Vancouver, Morgan and Hannah struggle to navigate the maze of love affairs, failed relationships, obsessions, and departures from the familiar.
Deftly shifting perspective from the innocent and idealistic Hannah to the streetwise and damaged Morgan, to their friends and the men in their lives, Be Good eloquently exposes the lies we tell ourselves and others in order to cope with life and reveals the ongoing alienation and isolation of a world where the only reliable narrator is the future.
WOW! Intense, huh? Now we're actually kind of SCARED of Canadiennes....and we'll probably want to dip into this book...though don't ask us how to get a copy since it's not available on Amazon and the publisher's website at www.tightropebooks.com gives no buying info...