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The Alcoholic's Daughter

The Alcoholic's Daughter

By David Sherman

For Annie and Evan it was love at first sight. To the outside world, Annie was vivacious and charming, a successful broadcaster and writer. But once they start living together, Evan discovers Annie works desperately to hide her all-consuming fears, obsessions and neuroses. And her alcoholism. Evan believes love is forever and will conquer all. But soon Annie's closeted physical and verbal abuse, control and emotional disorders turn his life upside down. Sex, drugs and booze offer little succor but the true nightmare begins when Evan decides he's had enough and finds himself behind bars. He soon discovers the legal system delivers little justice, has its own penchant for abuse and men have few rights.


Guernica Editions (Essential Prose Series)


245 pages |

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David Sherman has a unique ability among Canadian writers of being able to maintain the edge of reality while he transforms it into entertaining, gut-wrenching thought-provoking fiction.

Guy Sprung, Artistic Director, Infinitheatre, Montreal

A compelling debut ... A terrific read, a story that flows seamlessly, with believable characters and familiar scenes of the Plateau neighbourhood. It will have you thinking about your own relationship, and how you deal with the inevitable roadblocks to the harmony we all seek.

The Senior Times


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About the author

David Sherman is an author, playwright and singer/songwriter. He has written for and edited newspapers and magazines and produced radio for the CBC and documentary films for TV. He is also a recovering squash and cycling junkie, an Asian food addict and an unrepentant gym rat. When not recovering from whatever joint tortured in the weight room, he cooks passionately, albeit badly, and walks nightly with his partner, Reisa. They live in the mountains north of Montréal. His novel, Momma’s Got the Blues, was released in May by Guernica Editions. His books include The Alcoholic’s Daughter, Fish Wrapped: True Confessions of Newsrooms Past, a collection of humorous essays from Canada’s top journalists about days gone by and Crossing the Line, set in the world of professional hockey. He’s also created, a blog about the joyous vicissitudes of aging with contributions from writers across Canada.