The Prescription Errors

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By Charles Demers

In Charles Demers's darkly comic debut novel, Daniel -- an East Vancouver obsessive-compulsive -- is forced to evaluate his self-absorption against the trials and traumas of others. As he tries to submerge himself in a solitary, Karl Marx-inspired research project in the basement archives of the medical library, Daniel watches his family flounder at the centre of a free-speech fight for a children's book about a same-sex relationship--between turtles. Whether you read this book for Demers's razor-sharp prose -- he is a master of observation and a deft purveyor of contemporary vernacular -- or simply to be dazzled by one hell of a story, prepare yourself: here's a brave new voice that is both fresh and brash.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Insomniac Press; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 1 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1897178867
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.8 x 20.3 cm