It's no big thing: a novel of crime and philosophy

 
9781514305355: It's no big thing: a novel of crime and philosophy

Three young men, teenagers, come together to plan and execute the robbery of a corner store, late at night, a girl alone, it’s no big thing. But the consequences of our actions can take us places that we could never imagine. Although the boys are from quite different backgrounds, those differences mark no boy as in any way exceptional, not in a complex and heterogeneous society in which immigration, divorce, and the glorification of violence are norms. The lives of all three boys are snapshots of ‘the American dream’, as is the life and experience of the girl in the store. Good homes, good education, solid, hard working and loving parents, and the support and opportunity to realize dreams. But the easy swell of normality can mask the dark and turbulent currents that shape those dreams, and that in turn drive men’s actions.

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Nick Faragher was born in Manchester, England in 1945 and lived in many places and several countries before settling in B.C. in 1993. In his earlier life, he spent several years working in parole and probation, managing offenders in every category of crime, from the least offensive to the most serious. The insights and experience gained over that period inform a good deal of his writing, most especially where criminality and immorality lie at the heart of the story. Over the years he has contributed to various media and his first book of short stories put out by Thistledown Press in 2008, was, critically, well received. Nick currently lives and writes on Bowen Island, British Columbia. – Please visit Nick’s website: www.nickfaragher.com

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