A vivid portrait of lives intertwined in the search for redemption amidst the uncovering of dormant truths a small town tried to bury.
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT, award winning author David Giuliano creates a story of trauma, humour and redemption. Catherine, a newly minted preacher, moves to Twenty-Six Mile House, an isolated community in northern Ontario and befriends the quirky undertaker Billy Buffone who has a disturbing secret he has carried for almost two decades. Billy’s best friend, now deceased, leads the reader through the traumatic events of today and those from the never-forgotten past.
(Excerpt) When I woke up on the floor at Scouter Churley’s camp, there was a pilled blanket tangled around my ankles. I was otherwise naked. My head thrummed. My mouth tasted like a squirrel had slept—and possibly shit—in it. Eyes clamped shut, against the splintered shards of light raking my eyeballs, I rolled onto my side and buried my face in the crook of my elbow. I stank of alcohol, smoke, and adolescence. Beer and wieners curdled in my belly. I lay as thick and as still as a puddle of spent oil and repeatedly swallowed the acid seeping up my throat into my mouth. A film of perspiration coated my body. It dripped from my face, and pooled in the small of my back.
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