7 Good Reasons Not to Be Good

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HarperCollins, Aug 16, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Seven Good Reasons Not to Be Good opens with a postcardfrom forty-something Matt to his oldest friend Zane.Zane is dying, but maybe he doesn’t need to be. Matt has todo something about it. And that’s not Matt’s only problem.His father is disappearing into dementia and his marriage is intatters. It seems the oft-postponed trip from Vancouver to Torontois now critical -- if Matt is to save his friend, say goodbyeto his father and perhaps find something of himself he lost solong ago.

In Seven Good Reasons Not to Be Good, John Gould treatsmortality, morality and modernity with equal measures of reverence,wit and sympathy.

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John Gould is the author of two books of very short stories, most recently Kilter, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize and a Globe and Mail Best Book. His fiction has appeared in literary periodicals across the country and has been adapted for short films. He has written freelance non-fiction and has worked as an environmental researcher, tree planter, carpenter and arts administrator. He teaches in the writing department at the University of Victoria and serves on the editorial board of The Malahat Review.

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