"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
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
New work in progress, ANIMALS, underway...
Over the past winter/spring/summer I've been working on a new book, a short novel, with a working title of ANIMALS and I'm hoping to have a first draft complete by September. It's a weird one, but fitting that it should follow up the weirdness of Dogs in Heat. After this I think I'll be bringing things back more toward my first five novels, but with a setting in my hometown of Streetsville, ON, and not Saint John. It'll be my first book of this kind not set in Saint John but I've lived in Streetsville long enough to write about it, and what a little gem of a place it will be to write about.