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Sundowner Ubuntu

by (author) Anthony Bidulka

Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price

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A mother's pain. A million dollars. A missing son. Desperate to right old wrongs, a new client hires Russell Quant to locate her son, Matthew, lost to her for twenty years. But can money relieve remorse? Through good old-fashioned detective work, Russell peels away the layers of a carefully concealed life, grown from the seeds of traumatic childhood violence. Tracking Matthew's life from the schoolyard drug culture of a pleasant prairie city's underbelly to the stunning vistas, vibrant townships, and tinderbox safaris of Africa, Russell finds much more than he was looking for. Ever adept at making both friends and foes, Quant runs a gauntlet of uncharted danger as worlds collide. Thrust into the unfamiliar role of bad guy, stymied by seemingly insurmountable distrust and base fear, Russell cuts a blistering swath through covert threats and overt bullets. But as he searches for his Canadian needle in an African haystack, the brutality escalates. Confronting his own role in the cause and effect of scars and anger, retribution and revenge, Russell Quant faces a difficult question: What happens when the prodigal son resists the return?

About the author

In 1999 Anthony Bidulka left his career as a corporate auditor to pursue writing and never looked back. His books have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Flight of Aquavit was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men's Mystery, making Bidulka the first Canadian to win in that category. 2022's Going to Beautiful won the Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence for Best Crime Novel and the Independent Publisher Book Award as the Canada West Best Fiction Gold Medalist.

For his literary achievements and widespread volunteer and philanthropic efforts, Bidulka has received honours from the University of Saskatchewan, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, was named Saskatoon Citizen of the Year and recognized by his home city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with the selection of a two-part park named Bidulka Park and Bidulka Park North. Bidulka lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and in his free time loves to travel the world, collect art, walk his dogs, obsess over decorating Christmas trees (it's a thing) and throw a good party. Website: (

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