Join us for Art, Literature, Food, and Drink!
The Loyalist Golf & Country Club is hosting an art show and sale on Sunday, December 11th from 3:00pm -- 7:00pm. There will be wine tasting and tapas (courtesy of Huff Estates) between 3 and 5, after which I will read from Drift. The event is open to the public; however, reservations are necessary should you wish to stay on for dinner at 6:00pm. Details concerning dinner reservations, etc. can be found here. Come out and do some original Christmas shopping, and pick up a signed copy of Drift.
Loyalist Golf & Country Club, 1 Loyalist Boulevard, Bath, Ontario
Paardeberg, South Africa is far from the Canadian prairies. In 1899, best friends from the small town of Portage la Prairie, Will and Mason, sign up with the Winnipeg Rifles’ “A” Company to fight in the Second Boer War. Here they meet Robert, the silent anthropologist from Alberta with a mystery he isn’t revealing; Claire, an Australian nurse, chafing under her parents’ glass ceiling; and Campbell Scott, a rebellious veteran with an African wife and a hot air balloon requisitioned by the army for spying.
All are fleeing their former lives but to be free they must face the shattered bodies of war. In the dust and desert of South Africa, they drift towards each other in ways that can spell either disaster or salvation. Different reasons fuel each person’s motion: Mason wants to fight in the name of justice, pride, and manliness. Will, hesitant from the start, ultimately learns that war is hell. Claire struggles for independence, and Campbell Scott drowns his disillusions in his wife’s potent homebrew.
With breathtaking grace, Leo Brent Robillard delivers an unstoppable story.