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Water Proof
By (author): Aaron Bushkowsky

ISBN:

9781770866362

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade, Flaps
Paperback , Trade, Flaps
English

Audience:

General/trade
Oct 09, 2021
$24.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.75 in | 298 gr

Page Count:

320 pages
Cormorant Books
FICTION / Literary
Fiction: general and literary|Narrative theme: Love and relationships|Narrative theme: Environmental issues|Narrative theme: Identity / belonging|Humorous fiction|British Columbia South Coast: Sunshine Coast|British Columbia
British Columbia
A dark, rousing comedy set in and around the Pacific Northwest, Water Proof is a story about infidelity, film-making, and the search for a missing kayaker.

When a self-driving car hits an extra on set and a lawsuit is filed, Andy sets out to bankrupt his own production company by making a movie about his weird and romantic life of infidelity. With his wife Anna, and her best friend, he embarks on a location-scouting trip to Desolation Sound, but the trip takes a disastrous turn when the friend goes missing and they have to call in search and rescue.

Not wanting the search to expose his affair with his wife’s best friend, Andy steals a memory card out of her camera. A memory card with evidence of the affair.

But Andy’s not as discreet as he thinks and the memory card is stolen from him. With the disastrous support of his best friend, Will, Andy makes a series of bad decisions in an attempt to recover it, leading him further from Anna than ever before. Will their marriage finally reach its breaking point?

A dark comedy about infidelity and its effect on a couple’s relationship.

In the background there is commentary on the effect of the shipping industry on the coastal environment.

The picturesque descriptions of the Salish Sea will appeal to BC stores.

Award-nominated author who is very involved in the Vancouver theatre scene.

Aaron Bushkowsky is an author, poet, playwright, and screenplay writer. His first novel, Curtains for Roy, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and his first collection of poetry, ed and mabel go to the moon, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. Bushkowsky lives in Vancouver, where he teaches playwriting and filmwriting at Langara College, Studio 58, Kwantlen University, and at the Vancouver Film School. He is also the artistic director of Solo Collective, a professional Vancouver theatre company.



Contributor Website
- Live or virtual launch (TBA) - National and regional review mailing - Pitch for excerpts in Georgia Straight, Playback and film blogs - Advertising in BFE, Literary Review, Open Book
For more information contact
[email protected]

“Aaron Bushkowsky is a very funny writer. Beyond that, he's somehow managed to take a shlubby, self-centred, bro-magnum man and make him and his road buddy Will, utterly endearing. With the bucolic settings, odd ball characters, and bizarre twists that seem entirely real, Water Proof will make you laugh and care, and then sad when it's all over.” - Susie Moloney, bestselling author of The Thirteen and Things Withered

Praise for previous work, ​The Vanishing Man​:

"Bushkowsky … delights in the comic possibilities of misfiring language, in conversations that stumble comically as if the dancers have forgotten the dance."



- The Globe and Mail

Praise for previous work, ​The Vanishing Man​:

"You can’t read Bushkowsky without experiencing a kind of refreshing weightlessness."




- The Vancouver Sun

Praise for previous work, ​Curtains for Roy​:

"If Douglas Coupland had his name on the spine, Curtains for Roy would be admired and discussed worldwide as a brilliant comedy of manners, an exceedingly funny and searing portrayal of modern angst, a generational follow-up to Generation X, perfect grist for a movie. It’s that good."




- BC BookWorld

Praise for previous work, ​Curtains for Roy​:

"[Bushkowky’s] debut novel, based on real places and (some) true events, has written a tale of two men that reminds me so much of a recent film, Sideways.




- The Sun-Times

"Aaron Bushkowsky is a very funny writer. Beyond that he's somehow managed to take a shlubby, self-centred, bro-magnum man and make him and his road buddy Will, utterly endearing. With the bucolic settings, odd ball characters, and bizarre twists that seem entirely real, Water Proof will make you laugh and care, and then sad when it's all over."




- Susie Maloney, bestselling author of The Thirteen and Things Withered

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Curtains for Roy Aaron Bushkowsky 9781897151747 $21.00 CAD Jul 21, 2014
Vanishing Man Aaron Bushkowsky 9781896951584 $22.95 CAD Jul 19, 2005

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