"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Friday, May 8, 2009

at work...

I've just completed another rewrite of The Goon and have begun work on my fifth novel. It's slow going at the moment but with a full summer to write I'm ambitiously hoping to have a first draft completed by September. This new novel will tie up some loose ends from The Dirty Milkman and will also revisit a few characters from A Place of Pretty Flowers (Jeremy Wiggins and Jimmy S.). I plan on heading in an entirely different direction after this and for my own sanity I need to put these characters to bed. For now.