For eaders who enjoy reading Peter Turner in Le Tour, you will be well served this Christmas. Not in this issue though, as Peter’s last-minute publishing kept him from the writing table but true fans will be happy to know his book Linebound will be out in December.
In Linebound, the whole fictional biography of Charlie England, born in 1973, on an Eastern Townships farm comes to life. We learn how he finds his way to Laval University to study law and play on the first Rouge et Or football team. He discovers a Québec he doesn’t know, falls in love, and settles down happily. Until tragedy draws him and his family back home. Then he steps into his Uncle Lloyd’s law practice and his teenage daughters test him. And his francophone wife isn’t at all sure about anglo life in the Townships.
In his tragicomic novel, Peter Turner explores the underlying tensions between the francophone and anglophone Townships communities. He does this with his usual keen eye and humorous wit. The book, 300 pages long, has been produced in Brome County. Robyn Bryant, Beth Lewis, Carol Halls and Stéphane Lemardelé have all helped with the book. It will be in local bookstores in early December. Peter Turner will be signing copies at the Sutton School of Art’s Little Book Fair on December 19th between noon and 5 p.m.
It will eventually be sold on his Website.