Release: October 2018, by Now or Never Publishing
Available in bookstores and on Amazon, Indigo, and Barnes & Noble.
Also available from Martin Scribler Media.
ISBN: 9781988098647 (Paper) / 9781988098692 (ebook)
Synopsis: Jake’s 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.
“In Poplar Lake, Ron Thompson has written a captivating story, rich with humour and heart. I didn’t want it to end.” – Terry Fallis, two-time winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
“Thompson’s got everything here to make a great Canadian novel, and he goes a long way to writing just that.” – Bill Robertson, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix/PostMedia
Ron Thompson lives in Toronto. See his full biography here.
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