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Max's Folly

Max's Folly

By Bill Turpin

Max has been a freelance reporter dodging bullets in Latin America, a small-time newspaper editor who delights in infuriating his publisher and, finally, a flack for a communications company -- the elephant's graveyard for journalists. But none of this compares with the terrors of assisted living, so instead Max risks everything on something he's kept secret until recently: his increasingly unreliable ability to travel in time. In turn laugh-out-loud and poignant, replete with dark humour, sarcasm, wise-cracking characters and satire, this debut novel is going to ring some bells and stir some pots.


Guernica Editions (Essential Prose Series)


270 pages |

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Max’s Folly, Bill Turpin’s slightly unhinged bildungsroman, nimbly leaps back and forth over Max’s timeline with a gratifying verve.

Atlantic Books Today

In Max’s Folly, Bill Turpin leads us on a rollicking rollercoaster ride through Max’s non-linear “time-space continuum” as he pieces together the memories of a fully lived life now slipping away from him … A marvellous debut novel from a major new talent.

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About the author

Bill Turpin has worked most of his career as a journalist, first in Montreal and more recently Halifax, but has also afflicted government and the communications world. He is currently living off his wits while studying to be a gadfly. Turpin is married and the father of two cats. Max’s Folly is his first novel.