Cadillac Couches

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Brindle and Glass, 2012 - Fiction - 217 pages
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Winner of the Gold Medal for Western Canadian Fiction at the 2012 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

Cadillac Couches is a picaresque road trip novel that journeys from prairie to big city and back again. A quixotic tale set in the late nineties and framed by the popular Edmonton Folk Music Festival, it follows two music-smitten twentysomething women as they search for love and purpose. Annie Jones is trying to put her big love, Sullivan, behind her and squash her demons of anxiety and compulsion. In a post-fest funk, she and her more worldly sidekick Isobel jump in Annie's 1972 Volkswagen Beetle and race across the country to Montreal where her real-life fantasy man, Hawksley Workman, is doing a gig. A year later Annie and Isobel end up back at the folk festival, this time in a much different position.

A witty first novel, Cadillac Couches is a story about finding one's holy grail in life. The book comes with its own playlist.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
36
Section 3
38
Section 4
39
Section 5
42
Section 6
52
Section 7
68
Section 8
69
Section 14
119
Section 15
142
Section 16
151
Section 17
198
Section 18
201
Section 19
202
Section 20
205
Section 21
207

Section 9
71
Section 10
82
Section 11
87
Section 12
94
Section 13
105
Section 22
211
Section 23
215
Section 24
216
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About the author (2012)

Sophie B. Watson is an award-winning freelance writer who has been published in several magazines, including "Briarpatch Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Canadian Living Magazine, Legacy Magazine, " and "Sustainable Times" (among others). She holds a degree in English and French literature from the University of Alberta as well as a master's in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She has been a library page, a waitress, a substitute dj, a bookseller, and, most recently, the editor of Cork University Press. "Cadillac Couches" is Sophie's first novel. Read more about Sophie (and her aquatic larks) on her blog at sophiebwatson.com.

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