ISBN: 9781770860001

Price: $21.00

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.30" x 8.01"

Publication Date: Feb 15, 2011

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC011000 FICTION / LGBT / Gay

Winner, 2015 One Book UBCO

“A moving account of the difficulty of transformation and the anxious soul-searching that often accompanies personal evolution.”

“An epic Canadian novel … [a] can’t-put-it-down read.”
fab Magazine

“Smith has a ton of talent, and the story carries a huge emotional charge.”
NOW Magazine


In the lonely years following the death of her fiancé, Helen is unable to move on with her life. But life itself is moving on around her — literally: the building of a dam is forcing her small town and her family home — to relocate.

But the construction project means more than the loss of a home. Helen’s brother, Robbie, who disappeared without a trace many years earlier, suddenly resurfaces. As he re-enters his sister’s life, he reveals the secret of why he left in the first place: a secret that tore their family apart, and affected Helen’s life in more ways than she ever realized.

The second novel by Michael V. Smith, Progress is a stirring story of lives lost and found.