I'm a long-time admirer of House of Anansi and to say that I'm pleased they have become my new adult publisher is an understatement. On August 31, Anansi will publish my new novel, 'A Bird's Eye.' (The cover is designed by Brian Morgan.)
This small book took me about eight years to write, as I would work on it for several months and then put it down for a stretch before taking it up again. As I wrote in a recent issue of 'Quill & Quire' in an article about being an adult and a kids' author, the novel is "set in Toronto in the 1930s and concerns a 14-year-old boy who moves through a world of European immigrants, market vendors, African-Americans, rich entrepreneurs, vaudeville, gambling, sex, conjuring, mechanical toys, hermits, libraries, and broken dreams."