A Description of the Blazing World
After Morgan Wells’s wife leaves him, a postcard from France arrives. It is addressed to a Morgan Wells—but not the Morgan Wells who receives it. Desperate to be led out of his despair, Morgan decides to read the postcard as a sign and embark upon a surreal journey to find, observe, and meet the other Morgan Wellses in the city of Toronto.
On the day that a 2003 citywide p...more
Simultaneously following the story of 14 year old protagonist during the 2003 Toronto Blackout and the story of Morgan Wells, a middle-aged man going through a mid-life crisis, this book is one that grips you instantly. It explores the themes of technology and a return to older means of communication, self-identity and identity theft, and the amusement of storytelling. The language is sharp - blunt at times - but carefully selected and clever. It not only steers yo...more