Blind Spot

By (author): Laurence Miall

“Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to worry about.”

When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton hometown to attend their funeral, wrap up their affairs, and prepare their house to be sold off. But while all others around him grieve, Luke remains detached, striking up a relationship with a woman in a neighbouring house … and stumbling across evidence that his mother may have engaged in a longstanding extramarital affair herself.

In Luke, Laurence Miall has crafted an unforgettable literary antihero, a man disconnected from the pain of those around him, yet blind to his own faults. With his clean, forceful language and a familiarity with the darker corners of the male psyche, Blind Spot is a gripping literary debut.

AUTHOR

Laurence Miall

Laurence Miall is a Montreal-based writer who spent his childhood in England before emigrating to Edmonton at the age of 14. Miall has contributed to The Edmonton Journal and his short stories have been finalists in the Summer Literary Awards contest and Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers. Blind Spot is his first novel.

Reviews

Praise for Blind Spot:

Blind Spot is the memorable story of a minor failure, made all the more powerful by its honesty and restraint.”
~ Alex Good, Quill & Quire

“Miall’s character development is dead on and the author achieves this with his remarkable skill at dialogue.”
~ Naomi K. Lewis, Alberta Views

“a breath of fresh air …”
~ Ian McGillis, Montreal Gazette


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“Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to worry about.”

When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton hometown to attend their funeral, wrap up their affairs, and prepare their house to be sold off. But while all others around him grieve, Luke remains detached, striking up a relationship with a woman in a neighbouring house … and stumbling across evidence that his mother may have engaged in a longstanding extramarital affair herself.

In Luke, Laurence Miall has crafted an unforgettable literary antihero, a man disconnected from the pain of those around him, yet blind to his own faults. With his clean, forceful language and a familiarity with the darker corners of the male psyche, Blind Spot is a gripping literary debut.

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Details

Dimensions:

232 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

September 15, 2014

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

NeWest Press

ISBN:

9781927063651

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

Language:

eng

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