“Todd Babiak is my new favourite social satirist.” — Toronto Star
“The neurotic high comedy of the best Woody Allen films.” — Calgary Herald
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Todd Babiak is the culture columnist for the Edmonton Journal and author of the #1 bestseller The Garneau Block, which was longlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize. Babiak’s first novel, Choke Hold (Turnstone, 2000) won the Writers Guild of Alberta Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book, and was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Also an award-winning screenwriter and former Lord Mayor of Old Strathcona, Babiak lives and writes in Edmonton.
The Book of Stanley is Canadian satire. It's not British and definitely not American. It's perfectly Canadian.
Stan is just a man, and like any man, he wonders about his place in the world. What we're doing here and if we deserve our fate. His godly powers put him in the position to contemplate this obsessively.
I've been telling people that The Book of Stanley is "Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Michael Winter."
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