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Max's Folly
Guernica Editions, Fall 2016
364 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830751
ISBN10: 1771830751
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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Max has been a freelance reporter dodging bullets in Latin America, a small-time newspaper editor who delights in infuriating his publisher and, finally, a flack for a communications company -- the elephant's graveyard for journalists. But none of this compares with the terrors of assisted living, so instead Max risks everything on something he's kept secret until recently: his increasingly unreliable ability to travel in time. In turn laugh-out-loud and poignant, replete with dark humour, sarcasm, wise-cracking characters and satire, this debut novel is going to ring some bells and stir some pots.
On the rare occasions when he thought of time, he pictured himself on some sort of rocket-sled; the future and the present blurring by him, the past a short, bright rocket-flame pushing against his back. And, sometimes, Max could see just enough of what lay ahead to give him an advantage. So for decades he had been secure in his rocket-seat, content but not grateful for time's gifts to him.

Books by Bill Turpin

Max's Folly