“Punk” pushes both the rules of writing and the dominant ideas and expectations of our society. Thrown into the world of punk rock in the early 1990s, this novel follows the intertwining lives of a wandering reject and the people he meets as he learns of his fathers’ unexpected death. It explores themes of social structure and religious indifference through the eyes of this disenfranchised man living from one high to the next. The story takes place over a few hot summer days in Edmonton, Alberta. This coming-of-age story, although set in the 90’s, is still very relevant to today. It explores a quest for God without religion. Written with bursts of stream-of-consciousness and first-person narrative, “Punk” is simultaneously an urban existential fiction and a mystery novel.
I’m proud to announce that I have formed a partnership with the CASA foundation in Alberta and a portion of all my paperback sales go to support their cause – Raising awareness and supporting mental health needs of children and families in our community.
This is a very personal cause for me, as I have experienced first hand too many times, the effects of mental health on families and close friends.
The Novel has many strong fictional representations of characters with mental health conditions. My hope with this book is to engage people and bring further awareness, by starting the conversation.