Monument: A Novel

A penetrating and unflinching examination of the modern Canadian male, Monument is told through the eyes of Seth Wilhelm, a talented young hockey player whose career is cut short by injury, sending him spiralling out of control. A failed stint at college sets the stage for a second fall from grace, a car accident which claims the life of his new girlfriend, leaving Wilhelm himself to blame. Using his undisclosed innocence as the impetus to piece his life back together and move on with his once promising career, albeit in a washed-up senior men’s league, Seth soaks up the Vancouver nightlife–the women, the liquor, the drugs, the fights–all in an effort to mask his survivor’s guilt and an early childhood trauma. If there’s hope for this antihero, it must come in the form of something monumental, a communion he’s desperately in search of before he finally loses it all.

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Patrick Blennerhassett

Author of the novels Monument and Random Acts of Vandalism, Patrick Blennerhassett resides in Vancouver, BC.

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A penetrating and unflinching examination of the modern Canadian male, Monument is told through the eyes of Seth Wilhelm, a talented young hockey player whose career is cut short by injury, sending him spiralling out of control. A failed stint at college sets the stage for a second fall from grace, a car accident which claims the life of his new girlfriend, leaving Wilhelm himself to blame. Using his undisclosed innocence as the impetus to piece his life back together and move on with his once promising career, albeit in a washed-up senior men’s league, Seth soaks up the Vancouver nightlife–the women, the liquor, the drugs, the fights–all in an effort to mask his survivor’s guilt and an early childhood trauma. If there’s hope for this antihero, it must come in the form of something monumental, a communion he’s desperately in search of before he finally loses it all.

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Dimensions:

262 Pages
8in * 5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

October 15, 2008

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9780973955842

Book Subjects:

FICTION / General

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Language:

eng

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