by Morgan Murray • 432 pages
IRONIC AND IRREVERENT—a quest novel for the 21st century—a coming-of-age romantic comedy and crime-farce thriller.
It’s late 2007 and, as the world’s economy crumbles, the remarkably unremarkable Milton Ontario—not to be confused with Milton, Ontario—leaves his parents’ basement in Saskatchewan and sets forth to find fame, fortune, and love in the electric sexuality of Montreal; to bask in endless Millennial adolescence; to escape the infinite flatness of Saskatchewan; and to find his Messiah: Leonard Cohen.
“A great, brawling, sprawling, muscular glory of a story. Funny, dark, wholly original.”—Will Ferguson, author