After an invigorating trip through the Rocky Mountains, recent graduate Carlson Veitch lands his first real job. The idealistic young man thinks success will require nothing more than wearing a tie, a regular bedtime and a daily shave. Little does Carlson know that a labour dispute, impossible students and a villainous boss are all ready to test his resolve.
Nicholas Adam’s debut novel Escaping the Grind flings you into the angst-filled world of Carlson Veitch—a world that hovers between irreverence, sardonic humour and just the right touch of young male vulnerability. Then just when you think it’s merely a brilliantly funny book, it sets you down gently into moments that are poignant and heartwarming.
—Sherry Hinman, vice-president, Ontario Writers conference, editor, writer, teacher
"Very compelling. It’s light, breezy and witty."
-- Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans, winner of the Stephen Leacock award for humour