I’m pleased to unveil the final cover for Now or Never Publishing’s edition of Poplar Lake, which will be released on October 15 – just six months from now! The cover and the novel went “live” on NON’s website today, as NON released its Spring 2018 titles and announced its “Coming Soon” (Fall 2018) list.
Click here to go to NON’s Poplar Lake listing now.
Poplar Lake is a prequel to my 2015 novel, A Person of Letters, with which it shares two characters – the narrator Jake, and his girlfriend Genny. Here’s a synopsis of the book:
Jake’s fallen hard for Genny—and now he’s bringing her home to meet the family. On the long journey to the prairies, and as he tours her around town, he amuses her with anecdotes from his childhood, and regales her with the story of the town’s founding (on land stolen from the Cree) and about the scoundrels and visionaries who shaped it. Yet he’s careful what he says. There are things he doesn’t want to acknowledge about his own past, even to himself. Genny, though, can tell he’s hiding something, and sets out to uncover the secrets that are tearing him apart.
Poplar Lake is “a darkly satiric novel about families and relationships and the day-to-day lies that sustain them, a tragicomedy rich with yearning, heartbreak, and love.”
Stay tuned. More news as it becomes available!