By Lee Kvern
At a cocktail party, Beth — thirty-six, unmarried, and dealing as a lot additional time as she will be able to get her fingers on — unexpectedly declares that she will spend an evening on Vancouver's suggest streets in commiseration of the homeless. abruptly, her hosts' son Mason — 9 years outdated, small for his age, severe, highbrow and so shy he cannot communicate in corporation — whispers in his mother's ear that he desires to choose her. Mason's mom and dad, sturdy limousine liberals that they're, reluctantly permit him to move. catastrophe, in fact, ensues.
So starts off this fast paced, tightly wound, humorous and quirky first novel from a clean new voice in Canadian fiction. stick to Beth, well-meaning yet finally erroneous, via one evening at the streets as she frantically searches for the boy she has misplaced, ruminates at the buying cart as a standing image, loses her sneakers, meets a author, knocks herself out chilly, discovers romaine lettuce as a hair accent, and perhaps — simply possibly — falls in love after all.
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