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The Troupers
By (author): Richard Scarsbrook



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Trade, Flaps
Paperback , Trade, Flaps


Oct 02, 2021
$24.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.6 in | 230 gr

Page Count:

224 pages
Cormorant Books
FICTION / Humorous / General
Humorous fiction|Fiction: general and literary|Family life fiction|Narrative theme: Coming of age|Niagara Falls (City)|Southwestern Ontario: Niagara Peninsula and Point Pelee National Park
Golden Horseshoe

The Trouper-Royale Orpheum Galaxie Theatre is a jewel in the entertainment crown of Niagara Falls. At least, that’s what the marquee out front says. To the Fabulous Trouper Quintuplets their family’s old theatre is a thorn in the crown of their adolescent memories.

Under their famous-child-actor-turned-director father’s overbearing, and narcissistic eye, the quintuplets are raised on a strict diet of Golden Age entertainment and homeschooling to mold them into the best actors of their generation. But through a series of hilarious and tragic events, the siblings begin to develop their own personalities and ambitions, rebelling against their father’s aspirations for them. The tension rising from the quintuplets’ newfound individualism sparks an onstage brawl during a performance on their 18th birthday that changes the trajectory of all their lives.

Twenty years later, the quintuplets reunite for the reading of their father’s will and his demand for one last performance.

A humorous coming of age story about a family of quintuplets breaking free from their father’s expectations.

Award-winning author – 2009 Matrix LitPop Award (The Indifference League), 2011 White Pine Award (The Monkeyface Chronicles), 2002 Lawrence House Centre for the Arts Short Story Prize (Destiny’s Telescrope), 2001 New Orphic Short Story Prize (Destiny’s Telescrope), 1998 Hinterland Award for Prose (Cheeseburger Subversive)

Author has appeared on Global TV’s The Morning Show and been interviewed on a few CBC radio shows. He has also appeared at various book festivals – Eden Mills, WOTS, Bookfest Windsor, Lakefield Literary Festival, Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Ottawa International Writers’ Festival.

Richard Scarsbrook is an award-winning author and screenwriter whose short stories and poems have been published widely in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. Royal Blood, the first of Scarsbrook’s screenplays to be produced, won Best Short Film at the TIFF-associated Milton Film Festival in 2019 and his last novel, Rockets versus Gravity, was a National Post bestseller. Scarsbrook currently teaches courses in creative writing at the Humber School for Writers and George Brown College. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Contributor Website
- Live or virtual launch (TBA) - National review mailing & interview pitches, particularly CBC (The Next Chapter, the Gill Deacon Show) - Festivals / event pitches including Eden Mills, TIFA, Word on the Street, Ottawa - Advertising including BFE, Open Book
For more information contact
[email protected]

Praise for previous work, ​The Indifference League​:

"The Indifference League sizzles with energy and humour as it romps through the reunion weekend of quirky high school friends."

- Patricia Westerhof, author of The Dove in Bathurst Station

Praise for previous work, ​The Indifference League​:

"The Indifference League is a perfect satiric cocktail: mix two parts hilarious send up of pop culture with one part sharp observations about relationships, add a splash of sex and a twist of compassion. Don’t miss this book."

- Susan Juby, author of The Woefield Poultry Collective

Praise for previous work, ​The Indifference League​:

"Scarsbrook takes readers on a fast-paced, emotional roller-coaster ride … Fans of Scarsbrook will recognize his unique humor, unshakable realism, and remarkable character construction … smart, thoughtful and outlandish … Scarsbrook transforms a league of stereotypes into full, memorable, and entertaining heroes."

- Publishers Weekly

Praise for previous work, ​Rockets versus Gravity​:

"Scarsbrook expertly weaves these seemingly unrelated characters into one larger story — a technique reminiscent of Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From The Goon Squad. Rockets Versus Gravity is Scarsbrook’s eighth book … his best yet. Just like his other books, he infuses witty humour within each chapter. But what makes this evocative novel so unique is how it demonstrates that our lives are more connected than we ever imagined."

- Novella Magazine

Praise for previous work, ​Rockets versus Gravity​:

"Scarsbrook provides readers with a mosaic — a series of narratives that straddle the line between a full-fledged novel and a collection of interlocking short stories. Embracing ideas of synchronicity and chaos theory, Scarsbrook jumps around in time and place."

- subTerrain

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Also Available

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Nothing Man and the Purple Zero Richard Scarsbrook 9781770863118 $14.95 CAD Sep 01, 2013

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