Playing BasraBook - 2008
Set in the urban heart of a big city, this novel follows the hilarious and tragic exploits of three well-intentioned but reckless brothers who try to survive poverty and misfortune through sheer determination. With vibrant style and engaging dialogue, this insightful narrative's portrays both lighthearted and serious issues--from joyriding and stealing bread to dealing with the disastrous consequences of army enlistment and a son's involvement in his father's accidental death. The first chapter , "Beer Bottles and Bowling Balls," was nominated for the prestigious Writer's Trust of Canada Journey Prize.
Publisher: Holstein, Ont. : Exile Editions, 2008.
Characteristics: 180 p. ;,23 cm.