While I have lived in Toronto for over a decade, my hometown is Orillia, ON. where my parents still live.
Excitingly, a young up-and-coming author with Harper Collins Canada is also from Orillia. I remember meeting Matt in passing and I wish him all of the greatest success on his new book.
I plan to read The Carpenter when my review schedule dies down a little bit and will let you all know if, indeed, it elicits the comparison to Mystic River, so boasted by the enthusiastic editor.
GO ORILLIA! ...and fiction that shows apt shadier sides of Leacock's Sunshine City.
Read about The Carpenter in The National Post
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