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Some readers might raise an eyebrow at the way certain characters swear frequently, or at their occasional sexual encounters, but in the end Narine’s book is never gratuitous, never less than believable, and rich in life lessons.“I wanted to explore this whole idea of the ‘hook-up’ culture,” the author explains.
If the author trades in some familiar stereotypes of small-town life, she also finds fresh insights into contemporary youth culture and the mating rituals of teens and adults.
Given her small-town upbringing you have to wonder how much of the book borrows from her real-life experience.“I would have to say that (fictional) Delwood is a combination of the three towns I grew up in and married and lived in, Daysland, Donnelly and Pincher Creek.
I think small towns all have a similarity but they all have individual things as well.
Narine has been writing and publishing short fiction since 2008.
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