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Noonday Dark

A book by Charles Demers.

Charles Demers

Charles Demers is an author and comedian. (Submitted by D&M Publishers)

When Dr. Boudreau is contacted by the Vancouver Police and informed that her patient Danielle has been reported missing and there's a suicide note, Dr. Boudreau is shaken. Danielle, who was being treated for a major depressive episode, had been doing well—talking about her new relationship and the contract she just completed as a speechwriter for a bike-riding politician's successful mayoral campaign.

Dr. Boudreau is, once again, on a mission to discover what really happened and joins forces with Danielle's estranged father Ivor, a former radical journalist turned right-wing blogger. Along the way, the realpolitik is illuminated in a clash over the Knight Street trucking route, protected by the Satan's Hammer Motorcycle Club, who have a strong presence on the waterfront and refuse to relinquish the port traffic to the suburbs.

Discover the clash and charisma of a city embroiled in politics in this twisting and turning story. Charles Demers renders a divisive cityscape entangled in questions of ownership and change—who owns the city and who has the right to change it—with humour, edge and compassion, revealing the intricacies of a metropolis on the verge of myriad transformations. (From Douglas & McIntyre)

Interviews with Charles Demers

Charles Demers talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new book Property Values.
Charles Demers talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new book, Primary Obsessions.

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