Wednesday, March 30, 2011 |
CBC Books is all about conversation and community, which is why we want to explore the Canada Reads 2011 champion, The Best Laid Plans, chapter by chapter. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will release an audio version of one chapter (generously recorded and given to us by author Terry Fallis) as well as pose discussion questions. You can join the conversation by commenting on the blog posts right here on the Canada Reads site or by joining the discussion group for The Best Laid Plans in the CBC Books Community.
The set-up: In chapter 18, Angus goes from being hailed as a hero (by workers at the aggregate plant, when it's shut down for environmental violations) to feeling the wrath of his constituents during a town hall meeting. Though Daniel tries to help Angus weather the storm of anger and doughnuts, this experience makes Angus reflect on his approach to politics. Daniel and Lindsay decide to go on a road trip to Ottawa, just in time for a snowstorm.