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The Insolent Boy
     

The Insolent Boy

by John Stiles
 
The eccentric tale of a misfit boy, who suffers through an unusual childhood, travels the world with a rock band and returns to his hometown to discover a dark family secret.

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The eccentric tale of a misfit boy, who suffers through an unusual childhood, travels the world with a rock band and returns to his hometown to discover a dark family secret.

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Publishers Weekly
The Insolent Boy, the debut novel from Canadian author and filmmaker John Stiles, certainly is aptly titled. It follows the turbulent life of narrator Selwyn Davis from toddlerhood to early middle age. A talented, intelligent but deeply antisocial boy, he is nurtured by adoptive parents in rural Nova Scotia. After a doomed romance, he leaves home and falls in with a rock band that takes him around the world including a stint in a Japanese prison. Though the book's second half feels a bit rushed, Selwyn is a memorable (if not exactly lovable) protagonist, and Stiles tells his grimly comic story with wit and heart. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781895837049
Publisher:
Insomniac Press
Publication date:
05/25/2001
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Stiles was born in Nova Scotia. His debut novel, The Insolent Boy (Insomniac, 2001) received acclaim in Canada and the US. His poems, fiction and journalism have appeared in The Literary Review of Canada, Taddle Creek and in The I.V. Lounge Reader (Insomniac, 2001). John's documentary films have appeared on Much Music and in international film festivals.

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