Mar 212012
 

MARCH 21st to APRIL 4th, 2012

 

WEST OF WAWA
by LISA DE NIKOLITS

SYNOPSIS:
     Emotionally battered and bruised, 29-year-old Australian immigrant Benny is looking for escape, not redemption. Escape from herself and the dismal failures of her life: her first solo art exhibition is panned by critics and her husband left her for an Andy Warhol look-alike. Isolated from her family, her career as an abstract artist in ruins, she comes to Canada and finds solace working eighteen hours a day as a graphic designer in a disreputable agency. Numbing her pain with hard work, she self-medicates with prescription meds, and becomes involved in a series of increasingly dubious relationships with ill-suited unreliable men who lead her into danger. Cutting off all ties with normalized daily routines, Benny leaves her job and sets off on a road trip adventure across Canada, hoping she will discover who she wants to be and where she wants to be it.
      During the bus trip she discovers junk food, cigarettes, hash and drinks a lot of alcohol. She confuses sexual attraction with love in a series of relationships with loser bad boys and continues to put herself in destructive, potentially dangerous situations. Hardcore, she travels for the most part by Greyhound bus, sinking deeper into the underbelly of a world that offers her the anonymity she seeks. Funny, aggressive, fearless and vulnerable, Benny is a road-warrior with a backpack of opiates, a map and a guileless sense of naiveté. In seventy-two days, she travels nearly ten thousand miles overland and more by flight and train; she’s a determined modern-day pioneer.
      This coming-of-age novel is narrated with wry humour and filled with a cast of engaging characters. A tale of sexual adventure and feminist learning, Benny looks for escape but emerges a heroine instead; with mistakes, epiphanies and friendships helping forge her a home and a sense of identity in the true North.
THANKS TO AUTHOR, LISA DE NIKOLITS
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  17 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE “WEST OF WAWA by LISA DE NIKOLITS ENDED

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  2. No, I don’t think I could just leave. I might think about it though!

  3. I couldn’t. I’m not very adventurous. I have thought about it but nixed the idea immediately.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. I think I could do that.

  5. I couldn’t cut all ties. Maybe some, but not all.

  6. no way I could never do it

  7. I don’t think I could do that.

  8. No way! I’m still close with all my family even though I seldom see most of them.

  9. It would depend on the reason why I’m leaving. If I have nothing left where I am, I could definitely move and start a new life somewhere new.

  10. no

  11. yep if i could afford it (don’t see how anytime soon)

  12. I have broke ties with my family before but could never break ties with my kids.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  13. No could never do that

    trichie@windstrem.net

  14. I don’t think I could!

  15. I could not do that!

  16. I couldn’t do that when it comes to my close family. Other than that, I could, probably.

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