Ducks Redux is a Y/A RomCom about Maeve Wong, an environmental science graduate who gets caught up in a bizarre revolution with unscrupulous lawyers and oil barons who plan to take over the government of Oil Land. One love of Maeve’s life lusts for climate activism and justice, the other for oil pipelines at all cost. She needs to decide whose side she is on. The book is based on the 2011 book 5000 Dead Ducks: Lust and Revolution in the Oilsands, by the same authors. This prescient story received a mighty rewrite for young adult (Y/A) readers.
In no particular order, Lorene Shyba has been an international entertainment impresario, theatre and videogame innovator, magazine and book publisher, advertising art director, TV talent, rancher, university professor, and gogo dancer/DJ, among other things. Her doctoral research, Spies in the Oilsands and The Pipeline Pinball Energy Thrill Ride Game, was awarded the J.B Hyne Research Innovation Award from the University of Calgary.
Christopher D. Evans QC practiced criminal law in Canada for years and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1978. He has appeared regularly as counsel at all levels of court in Alberta and NWT as well as occasional appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada. C.D. Evans’ previously published titles include Milt Harradence: The Western Flair, A Painful Duty: Forty Years at the Criminal Bar, and Less Painful Duties: Reflections of the Revolution in the Legal Profession.
Reviews of 5000 Dead Ducks (Based on) “5000 Dead Ducks may be a satire, a fever dream of sorts, but its message isclear: When it comes to the oilsands, the stakes are so high that anything is possible.” — The Toronto Star
“5000 Dead Ducks is a masterfully crafted satire weaving together two of the hottest topics in Alberta today: provincial politics and the oilsands.” — The Calgary Herald
“Quick-paced plot and deep understanding of the shallowness of political ambitions.” — Alberta Views