A Cariboo Christmas; Repeat

A Cariboo Christmas; Repeat

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A few days before Christmas, a young man, Giorgio, unprepared for winter, breaks into a cabin on a remote lake in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. He is discovered, confronted, and interrogated by David, a retired, widowed schoolteacher living alone in a nearby lodge. Giorgio has fled Vancouver in panic to avoid meeting his father, a successful trial lawyer with gang connections, after witnessing a shooting in an Asian restaurant. David will give Giorgio shelter at his own lodge over the Holidays. In return, he wants the full story. Truth is elusive though. Christmas at the lodge is a festive affair: David's family, his dear neighbours with their three children, and now Giorgio as well as his divorced mother, whom David invited on short notice. But those are not the only guests. Giorgio has been tracked down by armed goons who want to take him away. But the story is not just about suspense, there is also a strong sexual component, as David is homosexual, a serious handicap in any school teacher's career. He has managed to keep it hidden, however, by getting married. Now he is getting old, and after an eventful year, he realizes that he is not capable to lead a hermit's life in the wilderness. Christmas again, with the same company, but without Giorgio, is more subdued and somber, as he looks into an uncertain future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514661632
  • 9781514661635

About Suso Gygax

Suso Gygax spent the greater part of his life as a physics professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC and published numerous papers in reviewed journals concerning his research. The forced retirement at 65 was an opportunity to pursue his passion for literature, art and history, he then wrote illustrated travelogues about his many visits to Europe, until he couldn't resist anymore and started to write fiction. After "Peter's Revenge" this is his second novel. He loves classical and modern music and plays the piano. He resides with his wife in West Vancouver among books and nature.show more