Keeping Things Whole

Darryl Whetter

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ISBN: 9781771080309

Keeping Things Whole

  Author:   Darryl Whetter    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

It’s 1998 and Antony Williams is about to meet his match. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Antony is the child of a demanding single mother and an absconding Vietnam War resister who got too used to leaving home, country, and family. With a keen eye on the hybrid Windsor-Detroit landscape, backhanded affection for his hometown, and a growing understanding of his own family’s place in its bootleg history, Antony makes his living as a house painter by day before catapulting loads of Canadian weed across the river to Detroit by night.

Then he meets Kate Chan, a beautiful, street-smart law student, who calls his bluff and picks apart his personal mythology. Ultimately she presents him with his own hard choice and forces him to realize he’s been smuggling much more than he knows. Keeping Things Whole recounts the arc of their relationship and is cut with Antony’s entertaining manifestoes on marijuana, legality, art, theatre, sex, money, and lineage.

With this, his second novel, Darryl Whetter gives us a maddeningly cocky but introspective hero, and his frank, nuanced portrait of a border city and its underground history.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771080309
Item NB1096
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on September 17 2013
Language eng
Pages 268
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.75(in)
Shipping weight380(g)
Darryl Whetter’s first book was named to The Globe and Mail’s top 100 books of 2003. He is also the author of the novel The Push & the Pull and the poetry collection Origins. Darryl has published or presented literary essays in France, Sweden, Canada, Germany, the US, India, and Iceland. He was a regular guest on the national CBC program Talking Books and reviews books regularly for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and many other publications.