Earth and sky are devoid of colour. There are no beginnings or endings. Then the snow melts. Maybe it's the dead cars. It could be the escaped bison roaming the downtown core. Mosquitoes? Sure. Dragonflies? Absolutely. And it's also entirely possible it's the pomegranate tree at the corner of Portage and Main. Or maybe, just maybe, it's the people, like Dickie Reimer. Any way you slice it, something's going on in Winnipeg. That's really true. At some point, every Peg will ask so why'd you move here? Jack hopes the city will be the one place no one will look for him. An infamous guerilla street artist, Jack is on the run. Again. Under scrutiny from international authorities, anonymity is his only protection. He promises himself he'll quit, but blackmail is powerful persuasion. Tracked by a relentless special agent, Jack navigates the absurdity of the city while befriending (and avoiding) the eccentric characters that proudly claim it as their home.
M. C. Joudrey
M. C. Joudrey is a Canadian writer, award winning artist and designer. His second novel Of Violence and Cliché was released September 2013, followed by his collection of short stories Charleswood Road: Stories in August 2014, which was nominated for a 2015 Manitoba Book Award. His novel Fanonymous was released in 2019 and was nominated for two Manitoba Book Awards, including the Margaret Laurence Award for best work of fiction. M.C. Joudrey has been a member of the submission selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. His titles reside in permanent legislative and national government collections. He is also a bookbinder and a number of his works are held in galleries internationally.
Manuela Dias Award Award for Best Book Design 2020, Short-listed
Margaret Laurence Award for Best Work of Fiction 2020, Short-listed
Winnipeg Free Press: https://www. winnipegfreepress. com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/in-conversation-with-mc-joudrey-508530522. html Abyss & Apex Hugo-Nominated Magazine of Speculative Fiction: https://www. abyssapexzine. com/2019/06/fanonymous/ Review Blurb: "Excellent, occasionally lyrical prose. "
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