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Sumer Lovin'

by Nicole Chardenet, photographs by Heinrich von Schimmer & Sonya Yong, cover design or artwork by Ian Thomas Shaw

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Jan 2013
ISBN:9780988104846
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Sumer Lovin' tells the story of Rachel Brinkerhoff, a vivacious New Yorker who dumps her psycho macho husband and immigrates to Canada. Rachel is keen to re-launch her matching business for Jewish singles and find new love, but nobody told her that female-aversive Toronto is definitely BYOB (bring your own boy). Then an earthquake shakes up Canada's metropolis in more ways than one, releasing from an ancient underworld, a male-hungry Sumerian demi-goddess and a rag-tag army of Canaanite warriors. The novel is a brash poke at male-female relations and an artful offering of paranormal adventure and romance.

About the Authors

Nicole Chardenet

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Heinrich von Schimmer

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Sonya Yong

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Ian Thomas Shaw was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the last 33 years, he has worked as a diplomat and as an international development worker, living in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He currently lives in Aylmer, Quebec. He is the founder of Deux Voiliers Publishing, the Prose in the Park Literary Festival and the Ottawa Review of Books. Quill of the Dove is his second novel.
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Contributor Notes

Nicole Chardenet, author of Young Republican, Yuppie Princess, lives in her Toronto den o' debauchery with Belladonna, her evil henchkitty. When they're not plotting world domination together, Nicole is a business developer in the glamorous world of workforce management consulting. Sumer Lovin' is her second book, and she can't swear there won't be others forthcoming.

Editorial Review

"The best humour from Canada in a decade," Carlos Savanera, Capital Literary Review"Dementedly delightful, delightfully demented, either way this is a gem." Lynn Holtz in Peterboroough“Fast-paced, fun and enjoyable, but also surprising and thought-provoking.” Juliet Swiggum, Toronto"A poignant commentary at what's up with Toronto “men” today. Sure to get a knowing chuckle from all women in Toronto." Lisa Marion, Toronto

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A Wonderfully Funny Story

Full of edgy humour, Sumer Lovin' is a fantastically funny book. It takes head on the eternal dilemma of finding love in the concrete jungle, and then spices it up with some wacky fantasy inspired by Sumerian legends.

Rachel Brinkerhoff, a striking beauty entering middle age, decides to flee New York and her psycho husband, who has made the fight against terrorists, commies, Muslims, foreigners and every shade darker than snow, his personal crusade. Rachel's refuge? Canada, of course. Restarting life, career and romance in Toronto turns into a daunting task. Rachel soon realizes that Canadian male politeness is often no more than a veneer for sexual indifference. And those men who are "available" seem more attached to their pet gerbils and tarantulas than to her female charms.

An earthquake hits Toronto and opens up portals to an ancient underworld. The first arrival from the past is Lamashtu, a sex-hungry Sumerian demigoddess, whose powers grow with ever male Torontonian virgin she lethally embraces. Lamashtu's entrance is followed by an army of Canaanite warriors, who, confused between CANADA and CANAAN, stake a land claim to downtown Toronto. Rachel is irresistibly drawn to the handsome Canaanite general, and then pulled into a frenetic attempt to save her friend, Dave the Gerbil Guy, from the clutches of Lamashtu.

If you like Woody Allen, Sex in the City and Xena Warrior Princess, you will love Sumer Lovin'. A highly recommended read.

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