“Bennett demonstrates a real talent for evoking the affectless, indulgent ‘eccentricities’ of the surpassingly (and perpetually) wealthy … Bennett manages it all deftly. He can weave a tale and has the chops to keep it all in a literary vein … this is a good book with a crackerjack ending.” — The Globe and Mail
“Bennett’s storytelling is effortless in its pace and time shifts, and his dialogue glints like a sharpened knife.” — The Walrus
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Jonathan Bennett is the author of five books including the critically acclaimed novels Entitlement and After Battersea Park, two collections of poetry, and a collection of short stories, Verandah People, which was runner up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artists' Award in Literature. Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia, Jonathan lives in the village of Keene, near Peterborough, Ontario.
“Entitlement is an attractive read, and nicely covers a world that goes often uncovered in our own literatures.” — National Post
“[Entitlement] is told with conscientious pacing and an eerie final twist.” — Quill & Quire
“Peterborough author Jonathan Bennett’s second full-length novel, Entitlement, is a devastatingly earnest examination of power, secrets, and loyalty between friends. . . . Deftly written suspense ultimately gives way to an intense, unforgettable conclusion that will have readers ruminating long after the tale is all told.” — Scene Magazine
“Bennett’s storytelling is effortless in its pace and time shifts, and his dialogue glints like a sharpened knife.” — Walrus
“If you enjoy page-turning tension, Bennett has succeeded wildly. . . Crisp and comfortable at the same time, the professionalism in his work lures one to the clean, ordered world of the very rich.” — Peterborough Examiner