Come by the bookstore to meet local author Kevin Morris. He will be here signing copies of his new novel In Times Wanting from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, November 16.
From the jacket: “After surviving near execution and emotional breakdown in Mexico, Berrin and Eileen meet up in Ottawa after a decade long separation, both in search of a new beginning. Their story, which draws upon a little-known history of youth and community engagement between Canada and Mexico, throws new light on our times and our New World Order, as told in the novel In Times Wanting, by Kevin Morris. Ending his retreat into Canada s hinterlands, Berrin has found shelter in a co-op of community activists in Ottawa, his return also landing him in a job in the nearby craft market, distraction in an Artist-Run-Centre, and renewed contact with his family farm. And hope, which materializes with the re-appearance of Eileen in his life. But the ideals and dreams that had initially taken him into international development return to plague him. As the story swings between Mexico and Canada, city and country, Berrin struggles to find his roots, transcend his trauma, and create a new life with Eileen.”