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A Place You'll Never Be

by Rick Hillis

A Place You'll Never Be

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Six Days. Five Inmates. One Guard.

Traversing the vast, serene wilderness in Northern Saskatchewan as part of a “pre-release canoe trip”, run as a pilot project in hopes of preparing five future ex-convicts for life in the real world, no one knows quite what to expect. But what follows in this novel is anything but serene. The rules dictating prison life are a hard habit to break as each inmate struggles with his own place in the group, and each one tries to figure out his first real-world steps after being released. Some ideas are more legal than others.

By the end of day six, the men find themselves grappling with violence, mutiny, and a plot to harvest and sell drugs down the river, all of which echoes off the incessant buzzing that surrounds them as thousands of mysterious insects follow along in the forest, destroying anything they come across – plants, animals, even humans…

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ISBN
9781550509199
eISBN
9781550509212
Size
5.5" x 8.5" 224 pages
Ages:
Adult
Price
$21.95 CDN; $21.95 USD
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CDN; USD
Categories
Fiction Tradepaper Adult
Author
Rick Hillis

About the Author

RICK HILLIS was born and raised in Saskatchewan. After receiving his B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan, he went on to attend the Iowa Writers Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and a Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellow at Universal Studios. His previously published works include the poetry collection The Blue Machines of Night (Coteau, 1988) and the short story collection Limbo River (McClelland & Stewart, 1991), which won the Drue Heinz Literature prize. Hillis taught at Stanford, UC Hayward, Lewis & Clark, Reed College, DePauw University and the Iowa Summer Writers Festival. He died in October 2014.

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