This week, we’re in conversation with Ashley Little. Her new novel, Niagara Motel, tells the story of Tucker Malone, an eleven-year-old boy who sets out on a journey across North American in search of his birth father, whom he believes to be Sam Malone from Cheers.
The Winnipeg Review called Niagara Motel “a strange, absorbing tale." Brett Josef Grubisic, writing in the Vancouver Sun, says Tucker is “an innocent in a tough and corrupt world .... He’s plucky and determined and, despite circumstances, refreshingly unmarred.”
Ashley Little is the author of four books including Niagara Motel. Her novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang (Arsenal, 2013) won the Ethel Wilson fiction prize, was shortlisted for the city of Vancouver Book Award, a finalist for the In the Margins Book Award for youth in custody, and was long-listed for the IMPAC Award. She lives in Kelowna, BC with her partner, Warren, and their toy poodle, Huxley. She teaches Creative Writing at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
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