by George Bowering
ISBN 9781897151938 | eISBN 9781770861121 | 5.5" x 8.5" | Hardcover | $29.95
Categories:Non-Fiction - Biography/Memoirs
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Finalist for the 2013 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)
Shortlisted for the 2013 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
Set in the South Okanagan Valley in the Fifties, Pinboy is an intimately honest and often hilarious memoir that skilfully captures the delirious chaos that takes place as a boy becomes a man.
"George’s adventures and misadventures make Pinboy the best candidate for a Stephen Leacock Award in a long, long time ... [it] deserves a higher reward than that: many, many readers."
— The Globe and Mail
"There’s a great deal of gentle humour in this book, and no overt sentimentality. Nostalgia might not be what it used to be, but most of the time it’s pretty darned good."
— Vancouver Sun
"Bowering’s always had a knack for presentation in print… Pinboy reads easily, breezily, as a memoir or a novel, or Spalding Gray-like monologue."
— Winnipeg Review