Escaping the Grind

From the Chronicles of Carlson

by Nicholas Adam



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/24/2010

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781450233842
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781450233835
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781450233859

About the Book

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

About the Author

Nicholas Adam has coached and taught teenagers on three different continents and currently resides east of Toronto, Canada. He escapes the grind by traveling the world, competing in triathlons and indulging in the occasional Oreo cookie.