From the jacket:
“Colin MacDonald is surrounded by a cast of screwball characters while he tolls away at his government job, procreation, and dreams of becoming a published writer. Recycled air, bad lighting and bizarre environmental office policies by day; scheduled love-making sessions and rejection letters by night, push MacDonald to try to write his way out of his cyclical life story.”
“Christian McPherson is the author of Six Ways to Sunday (shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Award for Short Fiction), Poems That Swim from My Brain Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship and his debut novel The Cube People.”
What the critics are saying:
“The Cube People is Dilbert as if possessed by a libido the size of Ron Jeremy’s and the humour of Steven Wright. A book for the sci-fi-obsessed but cubicle-bound geek in all of us, and for anyone who has dared to make art but face rejection.” -Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio host, author of Adventures in Solitude.
“There is something to be said about a book that can keep you so deeply immersed you finish it in a single day…between his book’s rejections, his baby-obsessed wife and horrible day job, Colin becomes the everyman for anyone who has been constantly beaten down and hoped for salvation.” -The Charlatan, Independent Weekly Student Publication at Carleton University.
So, come down to the bookstore on the afternoon of Saturday, January 15 to meet the author, have a chat, buy a book (or two), and get it signed! We look forward to seeing you!