In To Be Continued . . . Volume Two—the second in a series of books set in specific Canadian cities—Gordon j.h. Leenders once again weaves together an enticing collection of mini-portraits of people, places, and ideas. Moving from Montreal to Hamilton and Niagara Falls to Toronto, each interconnected story introduces us to a new cast of characters who accompany a few familiar faces from Volume One.
We observe Eileen, a not-so-desperate housewife, considering an affair to remember while vacationing in Montreal; Shelley and Jim, a forty-something couple who have found a unique way to remain thin; Geena and Patty, two women with radically different methods of dealing with their troublesome teenagers; Suzanne, willing to overlook a serious flaw in her partner just to get married; Muffin, a Chesapeake Bay retriever who, if she could talk, would tell a disturbing tale; and Barbara and Nixon, a caustic couple who decide to air their dirty laundry with both hilarious and serious consequences.
Gordon j.h. Leenders lives in Nanticoke, Ontario, with his wife Shannon and son mason. He is the author of the critically acclaimed May Not Appear Exactly As Shown, winner of the 2004 Hamilton Literary Award for fiction. The third and final volume of the To Be Continued... series will be published in Spring 2007.
Published: April 2006
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.