'A postmodern novel about the members of a Montreal book club who find themselves involuntarily acting out The Epic of Gilgamesh may not sound like a crowd-pleaser, but playwright and banjo enthusiast Sean Dixon's debut novel has been a surprise success, netting many delighted readers in Canada, as well as a six-figure two-book deal in the UK. The pleasure of the book comes from Dixon's deft handling of his weightier literary themes, making it reminiscent of the kind of irrepressibly mischievous and literary novels that John Barth used to write. Call it populist pointdexterism.' – Quill & Quire
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Listed as one of Quill & Quire's Top Ten Books of 2007!
About the Author
Sean Dixon is a writer and actor. His works for theatre include Billy Nothin’, Sam’s Last Dance, The Painting, Aerwacol and Falling Back Home. He helped found the innovative Winnipeg theatre company primus and is Playwright-out-of-Residence for Victoria’s Theatre SKAM. A play collection, AWOL was published by Coach House Books and a YA novel, The Feathered Cloak, will be published by Key Porter in fall 2007. He lives in Toronto.