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Fall in One Day

by (author) Craig Terlson

Blue Moon Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2017
Historical, Literary, Coming of Age
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2017
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In the summer of 1973, a time of subversive drug culture and changing social roles, fifteen-year-old Joe Beck lives in a small Canadian city near the U.S. border where he watches dark-suited politicians lie on TV during something called Watergate. So when his best friend Brian goes missing, Joe has a hard time believing that adults ever tell the truth. Joe knows that if Brian is going to be found, it's up to him. Eventually, he launches his own investigation, using a tape recorder--just like the American president--to help sift through the clues with the help of his older brother and their DJ stoner friend. With the unflinching honesty of a teenager's-eye view, Joe embarks on a perilous and enlightening journey to decipher a mental institution diary full of secrets about a drug called LSD, uncover the truth about Brian's father, and save his best friend./


About the author

Craig Terlson's fiction has appeared in Carve, Hobart, Smokelong Quarterly, and many other literary journals in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa. He is the author of the novels Correction Line, Surf City Acid Drop, and the story collection, Ethical Aspects of Animal Husbandry. With Fall in One Day, he brings his quirky, dark sense of humour and an ear for the dialogue he heard growing up on the Canadian prairies. His prose possesses a cinematic quality and an eye for detail stemming from his years as a professional illustrator for clients across North America.

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Editorial Reviews

"Mystery, conspiracy, overcoming apparently insurmountable obstacles, a cast of believable and likeable characters, and a good dash of humour - all in a Canadian setting - these are the ingredients of Fall in One Day, and the result is a book which engages its readers on many levels and is a most satisfying read. Highly Recommended."- CM: Canadian Review of Materials"Veteran storyteller and local illustrator Craig Terlson's debut novel is a triumph. Set in the 1970s during the Watergate trials, Fall in One Day is a sharp and insightful coming-of-age story that beautifully examines perception, reality, and what happens to us when everything falls apart."- Winnipeg Free Press"Compelling" "A strong narrative" - Saskatoon StarPheonix

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