Join Kootenay-based author Art Joyce for a special reading of his new novel.
Free, all welcome.
Join author Sean Arthur Joyce for a reading from his new novel, Mountain Blues, which has been compared to Stephen Leacock’s classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.
Mountain Blues is the story of a small village in the Valhalla Mountains that must struggle to save its emergency ward from government cutbacks. When reporter Roy Breen arrives in little Eldorado after 15 years working at a big city newspaper, burnt out and ready for a slower pace of life, he is soon pitched into the town’s crisis. He must decide whether to blur the lines between objective observer and activist, knowing that closure of the village’s ER could mean the end of the community. Along the way he meets the many eccentric yet loveable characters that inhabit Eldorado and its surrounding communities. It’s that rare creature—an activist story that’s fun!
Joyce drew on nearly 30 years’ experience as a freelance journalist and a lifetime Kootenay resident to craft the story. His experience as a poet also figures strongly in the prose.
“Joyce brings a unique toolbox of writing skills to bear in Mountain Bluesthat makes for crisp, lyrical prose, an engaging narrative, memorable characters, including an emotionally articulate cat, and a lightness of touch that is as surprising as it is delightful.” ~ Renowned Canadian poet and author Gary Geddes.
“Joyce cannot hide the love he has for his characters. He loves not just their strengths but their flaws, their best intentions, their sweet humanity.” ~ Nelson author Brian D’Eon.
Joyce will also be at the following locations:
Monday, June 4, 7 pm: Creston Public Library
Tuesday, June 5, 7pm: Centre 64, Kimberley
Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm: Invermere Public Library
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm: Golden Public Library
The official release date is May 2018. Pre-order the book online with NeWest Press or visit your local independent bookstore, Chapters, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.