Fair: Now Available

Fair is published by The Porcupine’s Quill and is now on sale.

We love independent bookstores and we hope you do, too. It’s more important than ever to shop locally, so contact your favourite bookstore to order a copy. Here is a link to a large list of independent bookstores throughout Canada.

Online you can purchase through abebooks.com, indigo.ca, amazon.ca or alllitup.ca. Readers in the United States can also order through amazon.com.

Ebooks are available as PDF downloads direct from the publisher at The Porcupine’s Quill eStore or through Google Play.

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About Fair

In this spare, poetic novel, a young homeless man finds solace in friendship, falls prey to the machinations of a malevolent gang of thugs, and ultimately is swallowed up by the inevitability of consequences on the dangerous and deceptively sunny streets of L.A.

Eyan (pronounced Ian), homeless and all but invisible, drifts through the sundrenched streets, parks and boardwalks of Los Angeles, sometimes avoiding, sometimes seeking the shadows. A chance encounter with his childhood friend, Marc, leads Eyan to meet ‘the professor’, an erudite and tragic figure who takes Eyan under his wing, reading to him from Milton’s Paradise Lost in the lustrated light of the city at night. But these friendships also drag Eyan into the City of Angels’ Skid Row, the largest homeless community in North America. There, the sinister Paul and his gang of black-garbed ‘eyeless boys’ have established a reign of daily terror, committing murder after murder which the police are incapable of stopping. As tensions on the streets increase, the professor continues to read from Milton’s great epic, and Eyan begins to wonder: if even the angels can find themselves at war, what hope, and what kind of home, exists for him?

Fair offers a lyrical and reflective glimpse into a vulnerable young man’s struggle to survive in an indifferent, violent world.

To read an excerpt from Fair go to Ed Seaward’s page on The Porcupine’s Quill website.

To hear Ed discuss Fair listen to him being interviewed on Words with Writers Podcast.