We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
Joel Thomas Hynes
Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn't show up for court due to a fatal accident, shell-shocked Johnny seizes his unexpected "clean slate" as a sign from above and embarks on an epic hitchhiking journey across Canada to deliver her ashes to a fabled beach on the outskirts of Vancouver.
Johnny's wanderings see him propelled in and out of the driver's seat of stolen cars, knocking heads with cagey cops, nearly decapitated by a moose, coming face-to-face with his incarcerated biological father in a Kingston jail, and finding surprising connections with strangers on the lonely road west. But most of all, he revisits the choices and mistakes of his past — his relationships with his adoptive father and a cousin who meant the world to him, and his first real chance at love with the woman who is now lost to him. (From HarperCollins Canada)
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What's going on Johnny?
Come on, whatcha doing? How are ya? Poor Johnny. Touchy Johnny. In this mindset. How you are? How's our John-John doing? How's he makin out, comin along, doing for himself? How's he keepin?
From We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night by Joel Thomas Hynes ©2017. Published by HarperCollins Canada.