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Aubrey McKee

Aubrey McKee is a novel by Alex Pugsley.

Alex Pugsley

First in a series of five autobiographical novels, Aubrey McKee is a coming-of-age story for the '80s generation.

A novel comprised of connected short stories about a boy coming of age in 1970-80s Halifax, Aubrey McKee is the first in a five-part series of autobiographical novels. The second novel, The Education of Aubrey McKee, concerning the narrator's arrival in Toronto as a young man, is forthcoming from Biblioasis. (From Biblioasis)

Pugsley is a filmmaker and writer from Nova Scotia. He is the co-author of the novel Kay Darling.

Why Alex Pugsley wrote Aubrey McKee

"I began writing the book when I was the age that the narrator is at the end. I started writing it in my 20s. I wanted to write an honest response to the circumstances of my childhood. When you're a kid, you have a lot more ideas about your life than you have ways of expressing them. I was not a very articulate child and I couldn't express myself. 

When you're a kid, you have a lot more ideas about your life than you have ways of expressing them.- Alex Pugsley

"But when you start to think about the language of fiction, and how a novel communicates, I had a chance at expressing in an intricate and comprehensive way everything I had felt growing up say between the ages of 5 and 21."

Read more in his interview with The Next Chapter.

Interviews with Alex Pugsley

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