Letters from Johnny Letters from Johnny
Essential Prose Series

Letters from Johnny

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Winner of BEST CRIME NOVELLA at The Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence 2022

Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven year old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with his Chinese immigrant mother in an enclave with American draft dodgers and new Canadians. He is befriended by Rollie, one of the draft dodgers who takes on a fatherly and writing mentor role. Johnny's mother is threatened by the “children's warfare society.” A neighbour is found murdered. He suspects the feline loving Catwoman next door and tries to break into her house. Ultimately he is betrayed but he must act to save his family. He discovers a distant kinship with Jean, the son of one of the hostages kidnapped by the FLQ who have sent Canada into a crisis. As his world spins out of control, his only solace are letters to Dave Keon, who “as Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, can be trusted.”

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
130
Pages
PUBLISHER
Guernica Editions
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
1.1
MB

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