Bill Engleson signing copies of latest book Oct. 15 on Denman Island

Local author, Bill Engleson, will be signing copies of his latest book, Confessions of an Inadvertently Gentrifying Soul, at Abraxas Books on Denman Island (1071 Northwest Rd.) from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Engleson’s second book is a mostly whimsical, occasionally embarrassing collection of humorous literary essays that explore the many ludicrous facets of an urban life force-fed into a small rural outpost.

Many of the essays first saw life in Denman Island’s flagship monthly journal, the Flagstone.

From almost the first moment he set his fastidiously soft spirit on the rough and tumble shores of Denman, Engleson was compelled to seek answers to a most vexatious question: Why am I here?

Each essay served to slowly reveal to him and his community that there may not be an actual answer.

Nevertheless, if Jack Hodgins, author and winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2006 and an Order of Canada inductee in 2009 is any judge, Confessions of an Inadvertently Gentrifying soul is a delightful read.

As Hodgins says:

“The chapter titles tell us much. Turnip Love. Up and Down the Garbage Chute. In fact, the table of contents alone may put a smile on your face that will last the whole time you are reading this book…”

For further information, call Abraxas Books at (250) 335-2731 or visit their website at http://bookmanager.com/1188151/

 

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