Work in Progress

NORTHERN LIGHT NORTHERN DARKNESS

Northern Light Northern Darkness is a collection of short stories, currently under restructuring as a novel. The narrative opens in northern Ontario at a psychiatric hospital east of Timmins, during the year it opened with great promise.  Nine years later, the summary closure of the hospital occurs without warning. The characters range from psychiatrists to colourfully swearing former gold miners, some of whom appear to have hearts of gold. One of the psychiatrists is shadowed by his dubious practice of the talking cure. Two sections of the manuscript have been previously published.

(40,000 wds)

THE DROWNING MACHINE

The Drowning Machine is set at a an environmental protection agency where the good work of most of the staff there is often undermined by a longstanding network of employees who are devoted to advantages for themselves. This devotion leads to unfortunate and sometimes fatal results. An investigation of one of the fatalities unfolds in unexpected ways for both groups of employees. The novel manuscript has been edited by David Adams Richards.

(148,000 wds)

COMING TO CANADA

Coming to Canada chronicles some of the unprecedented changes in Ontario during the last decade of the twentieth century, and in Canada during the first decade of the twenty-first century.

(6,000 wds)

BARDO OF LOST PLACE

A summary of Bardo of Lost Place is forthcoming.

(13,000 wds)

UNSEALED DEPOSITIONS BEFORE THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS 

Unsealed Depositions will be unsealed shortly.

(3,100 wds)

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO ASK AND WERE AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT THE BIG BANG AND THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

Summary of the Afraid to Ask About The Big Bang forthcoming

(1,400 wds)