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“A parable for our times. Patrick Blennerhassett understands that it’s not technology that’s dangerous, but our dependency on it. A harrowing tale, tersely told.” — Will Ferguson, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of 419

The Fatalists is a highly imaginative thriller that amps up the tension from page one. After tearing through this one-stop read you’ll never look at technology — or people — the same way again. Don’t miss this one.” — Douglas Corleone, author of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation and Good as Gone

“I’m sitting in an orthodontist’s office waiting for my daughter to finish her appointment. I notice there are about two dozen other people in the room, more than half of whom are under the spell of one electronic device or another—smartphone, tablet, e-reader, whatever. I swear I could strip naked and dance the Lindy right now and none of them would notice; that’s how dependent upon these gadgets we’ve become. They’re not really even gadgets anymore—they’re organs. External, perhaps, but just as essential as the others. What would it be like, I wonder, if they suddenly went dead in our hands? What if the Internet disappeared…and text messaging…and email…and every other cyberaddiction we’ve developed? Here’s the thing—we don’t have to imagine any of it, because Patrick Blennerhassett has done it for us in The Fatalists. In today’s hopelessly digital world, this is a harrowing scenario we all need to consider—because it’s not as far-fetched as we like to believe.” — Wil Mara, award winning author of The Gemini Virus

Trainspotting, Canuck style. You may not like the characters who populate Patrick Blennerhassett’s world but you’d likely be lying if you said you don’t know men like them. Blennerhassett captures their element–the bars, factory, drunk tank and hockey rink–with an eye so detailed, so knowing, you might think he’d observed it all firsthand. A wrecking ball of a book.” — Craig Davidson, Giller nominated author of Rust & Bone and Cataract City

“Blennerhassett’s writing is gritty, evocative and full of suspense, and he handles his story deftly. Random Acts of Vandalism is an impressive novel.” — Steven Galloway, Giller nominated author of The Cellist of Sarajevo

“A truly invigorating book that captures a hero’s bravery, resilience and grit throughout his journey towards success. A story that must be read by all.”  — Harpreet Pandher, Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition analyst

“Forget those interchangeable stories of Olympic triumph sold on TV, those all too predictable tales of inspiration and gold and the riches that follow. Here is a story of the mystery and the madness that is India, the story of that nation’s greatest athlete in history, the story of a champion lost in the undercurrents of time and faith.” — Casey Barrett, Olympic swimmer and author

“Patrick Blennerhassett’s second novel, Random Acts of Vandalism, speaks to the lives of young men today and the unsettling influences of celebrity culture. It offers a current take on American Psycho, from a completely Canadian angle, while capturing contemporary Vancouver.” — Lynne Van Luven, Professor of Writing, University of Victoria

“Blennerhassett writes of the present technological moment; refugees of the reality TV generation, destruction and fire as muse, pubic-bone bruising sex, antisocial media, a time of 140-character suicide notes. Eli and his designer-suit debauches—a literature of apolitical anarchy in beautifully wealthy Vancouver . . .” — Sam Cooper, Vancouver journalist and writer

“Monument hits you like a slapshot to the face, demanding respect for the author on whose blade it was born.” — Nathan Sellyn, author of Indigenous Beasts

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