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Down To The Dirt

by (author) Joel Thomas Hynes

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Jun 2010
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554684243
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894294737
    Publish Date
    Feb 2004
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554689613
    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
    List Price
    $11.99

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Keith Kavanagh lost his virginity at 13 to a woman twice his age. He met his girlfriend while pissing on the hood of her father’s truck. He may have almost burned down the North Side of his Newfoundland outport hometown, but not even his best friend knows for sure. The transient nature of happiness is nowhere more profoundly evident than in the small town known as the Cove, where the hard-drinking, hard-fighting, hardticket hooligan Keith—along with his girlfriend, Natasha, and reluctant best friend, Andy—has spent the bulk of his chaotic years. Booze, drugs, sex and violence have kept his world from falling apart and shielded him from the vicious realities of life. But when Natasha leaves him, he must finally face his demons.

About the author

Joel Thomas Hynes is a multidisciplinary, award-winning artist from Newfoundland. Hynes has worked in the Canadian film and television industry for more than fifteen years as a writer, an actor and a director. He wrote and directed two award-winning short films, Clipper Gold and Little Man, and is the author of numerous acclaimed books and stageplays, including the novels Down To The Dirt and Right Away Monday. His screen adaptation of his book Say Nothing Saw Wood was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards, and he has performed numerous lead and principle roles for TV and film, including Down to the Dirt, Book of Negroes, ReGenesis, Rookie Blue, Republic of Doyle and, currently, Orphan Black.

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