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By Lee Kvern

At a cocktail party, Beth — thirty-six, unmarried, and dealing as a lot extra time as she will be able to get her palms on — unexpectedly declares that she is going to spend an evening on Vancouver's suggest streets in commiseration of the homeless. suddenly, her hosts' son Mason — 9 years outdated, small for his age, severe, highbrow and so shy he cannot converse in corporation — whispers in his mother's ear that he desires to select her. Mason's mom and dad, stable limousine liberals that they're, reluctantly enable him to move. catastrophe, in fact, ensues.

So starts this fast moving, tightly wound, humorous and quirky first novel from a clean new voice in Canadian fiction. stick with Beth, well-meaning yet finally faulty, via one evening at the streets as she frantically searches for the boy she has misplaced, ruminates at the procuring cart as a standing image, loses her footwear, meets a author, knocks herself out chilly, discovers romaine lettuce as a hair accent, and perhaps — simply probably — falls in love after all.

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