North of Seven

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iUniverse, 2010 - Fiction - 184 pages
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north-of-seven, adj, idiom for Ontario residents north of Highway Seven. SEE lower class, syn. hillbilly, hick William "Willy" Patch is living life on his own terms in Ottawa with the 2.7 million he embezzled from Canadian defense funds. However, living as a recluse, watching classic movies, drinking and doing drugs every day isn't all he imagined it would be. Setting out to find companionship and to rejoin society, Willy befriends two misfits, a disenchanted female university student and an aging drug dealer. Together, they hatch a plan to escape the city and move north. Willy sees the move as a chance to hide from the law and find love with the redheaded student. When she introduces Willy to her best friend, Willy falls instantly in love the struggling artist. Acting as savior To The homeless painter, Willy attempts to capture her heart through compromise and struggle, Willy And The artist eventually forge a bond. As modern day Robin Hood and Maid Marian they live a loving, lawless existence until tragedy strikes. NORTH OF SEVEN: larceny, lies, love and laughs "Willy Patch is deliciously irreverent"-Sherrill Wark

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