Meet the terror named TwoBlackEyes, two tons of bone-breaking fury. And meet the unlikely friends who take on this primeval nightmare and ride it to the end. Welcome to the “Land of Ground Thunder Running”.
TwoBlackEyes and The Unfinished Script is the story of a young man born into a privileged life in affluent Elbow Park, but with personal goals and ambitions at odds with his family’s plans for him. Leaving private school for the public system, Nathan Munro finds unexpected friendships in a film studies class where no subject is taboo. Meet Willie, who applies the dodge and duck tactics of welfare survival to the dangers of rodeo bull fighting; smart-mouthed Stevie, who endures the black and blue reality of family violence; and self-assured Kayden, who proves that getting bucked off a bull isn’t as painful as never trying. With the help of their mysterious and unorthodox teacher, Miss Emily Arbutus, the four friends challenge boundaries, face their fears and write their own futures.
Award-winning author Tyler Trafford has deftly layered the unfinished murder and revenge Buck Off script written by the late Brandon Flock into this complex three-act, character-driven novel.
About the authors
Tyler Trafford worked for many years as a reporter and editor first with the Calgary Herald, then in Australia with the Australian and later with the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. When he returned to Canada, he began writing biographies, histories, and works of fiction, including The Story of Blue Eye, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Grant McEwan Author's Award. He now divides his time between Calgary and his studio on the Oldman River near Pincher Creek, Alberta.