Poplar Lake

Poplar Lake, by Ron Thompson, is a dark satire about families and relationships and the day-to-day lies that sustain them, set in a small prairie town with its own dark and checkered past.

Release:  Coming from Now or Never Publishing on October 15, 2018.

Available in bookstores and on Amazon and Indigo.

Also available from Martin Scribler Media.

ISBN:  978-1-988098-64-7 (Paper)

Synopsis:  Jake has fallen hard for Genny, and now he’s brought her home to meet the family. As he introduces her to Poplar Lake, he amuses her with innocent anecdotes about his childhood, and regales her with the story of the town’s founding and the scoundrels, bootleggers, progressives and visionaries who shaped it—all the while dodging and deflecting her questions about his own past. Genny knows he’s hiding something. Does it involve his first love Tammy, his enigmatic friend Clinton Sturgis, or his brother Victor, whom he hero-worships to this day? Whatever it is, it clearly haunts him and could destroy their future together. Genny sets out to uncover Jake’s (and his hometown’s) many secrets.

Poplar Lake is a darkly subversive novel, a tragicomedy rich with yearning, heartbreak and love.

Ron Thompson lives in Toronto. See his full biography here 

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