The poetic record of the last year in the life of a fictional salmon cannery on the northern coast of British Columbia: a remarkable, multi-voiced document that, in text and photographs, tells the poignant tale, through Turner's anthropological insight, of an industry and a culture under siege.
Michael Turner's first book, Company Town, was nominated for the 1992 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. His second book, the novel Hard Core Logo, was made into an acclaimed feature film, for which Michael received a Genie Award for his contribution to the movie's soundtrack. His screenplay-cum-novel, American Whiskey Bar, was produced as a live television special on CityTV in 1998. In 2000 he received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for The Pornographer's Poem. His latest work of fiction, 8x10, was published in the fall of 2009 by Doubleday Canada. Turner lives in Vancouver.