by David Homel
ISBN 9781897151884 | eISBN 9781770860179 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB with French Flaps | $21
Categories:Fiction - Literary
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SynopsisNominated 2011 Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction
Ben Allan has studied dromomania - the peculiar male hysteria that causes people to walk away from their lives - as nothing more than a curiosity. But now that he is turning fifty, Ben begins to question why his life is the way it is, and what he himself can do to get away from it all.
"Homel writes with remarkable grace about the simplest aspects of life, and the most complicated ... Midway is a perceptive and thought-provoking exploration into the life of its protagonist."
- Quill and Quire
"Homel's dialogue [about the time Ben spends with his father] is spot on, capturing the two men as they circle around what is on their minds but can't bring themselves to articulate."
- Canadian Jewish News
"[A] finely crafted, intelligent and moving novel ... An impressive book that rewards close reading ... No matter where you are in your life journey, Midway is a fiction that will provide aesthetic and intellectual sustenance and emotional comfort on the road."
- The Globe and Mail