Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.3" x 8.01"
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
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.
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