The Prescription Errors

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Insomniac Press, 2009 - Fiction - 194 pages
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In Charles Demers's darkly comic debut novel, Daniel — an East Vancouver obsessive-compulsive — is forced to evaluate his self-absorption against the trials and traumas of others. As he tries to submerge himself in a solitary, Karl Marx-inspired research project in the basement archives of the medical library, Daniel watches his family flounder at the centre of a free-speech fight for a children's book about a same-sex relationship—between turtles. Whether you read this book for Demers's razor-sharp prose — he is a master of observation and a deft purveyor of contemporary vernacular — or simply to be dazzled by one hell of a story, prepare yourself: here's a brave new voice that is both fresh and brash.

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About the author (2009)

Charles Demers is a writer, political activist, and comedian. His comedy is featured regularly on CBC Radio, and he is co-host of The CityNews List, a comic news show. He lives in East Vancouver with his wife.

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