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ECW Press, Apr 1, 2009 - Fiction - 178 pages
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Part graphic novel, part journal, this tale follows one young man's embarrassing and hilarious journey to literary awareness. Jonny lives and works in a suburban strip mall but dreams of being a writer. He already possesses most of the elements needed to realize his dream—a supportive girlfriend, an active imagination, and an abundance of subject matter—but nonetheless finds his literary pursuits impeded by his own relentless stupidity. From big-box capitalism to growing up in the 21st century, Jonny's irreverent musings are captivating and deceivingly wise.

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Review: Stripmalling

User Review  - Tia - Goodreads

CanLit, Winnipeg-centric. I enjoyed the romp through Transcona of yore, the scathing wit, and the apt depictions of Winnipeg. Slightly confusing and occasionally hard to follow. Contained some good laughs. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Dearborn - Goodreads

This book is kind of dull. It's a mid life crisis biography of a man who doesn't matter.... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Jon Paul Fiorentino is the author of Asthmatica, Hello Serotonin, and The Theory of the Loser Class. He is a professor of writing at Concordia University and the editor in chief of Matrix magazine. He lives in Montreal.

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