When Bernard Kirby receives an invitation for his ex-wife's wedding to his former best friend, he enlists the help of reliable wingman Arnie Ganesh to derail the festivities.
Reliving a lifetime of hijinks and missteps, Bernard’s friendship with Arnie is tested as he executes a plan to win back the love of his life by revisiting the couples from every wedding he has attended.
Set against the backdrop of metropolitan Vancouver, 17 Weddings explores both the institution of marriage and the true meaning of friendship. With a diverse cast of characters who are both ridiculous and real, this story is a wild ride through a life that is as outlandish as it is ordinary.
Advance Praise for 17 Weddings:
"In his sophomore novel, Mark Cameron takes us on a wild ride infused with humour and heart. A moving story about love and regret and friendship, 17 Weddings kept me turning the pages. I didn't want it to end, and I was sad when it did." ~Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
“Bernard is a disaster waiting for yet another disaster to happen. We forgive him his trespasses because we trust that he's going to reach his redemption, and the story is laugh out loud in parts. I hope every woman reads this book. They’ll loathe the protagonist; they might want to kill him, or worse. Until it’s revealed what suffering some men must endure before leaving their narcissistic strategies behind. Here’s Mark Cameron’s take on the long, hard journey to growing up." ~PJ Reece, author of Throw Mama from the Boat
“Whether in the midst of relationship challenges or even if life is speeding along swimmingly, you will be uplifted and entertained by 17 Weddings. Mark Cameron’s clever and thought-provoking writing style offers up some chuckles—and might just improve your chances of smooth sailing when the choppy seas of life come your way. For surely there is a bit of rough-around-the-edges-big-heart-big-mouth Bernard in all of us, though hopefully not too much!” ~Paul Shore, author of Uncorked: My Year in Provence
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|Publisher:||Catch Our Drift Productions Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
During his journey to self-acceptance as a writer, Mark has dabbled in various and sundry work-like practices in an attempt to pretend he has a "real" job-including business and technical consulting; book design; publishing; experiential tourism; and managing a co-working office. He has also reignited his commitment to community by volunteering with a car co-operative, a seniors village, an Art Farm (yes, really), and the many activities that his kids take an interest in.
Mark lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia with his wife, Sheila, and two homeschooled teenagers. 17 Weddings is his second book. His debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine, was longlisted for the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards in 2016.