Reading George Bowering’s Trashy Distraction


What George was reading growing up in Oliver B.C.

What George was reading growing up in Oliver B.C.

Maurice Mierau, editor  of The Winnipeg Review dropped off a copy of Pinboyin our porch for me to review. I am enjoying this trashy distraction by George Bowering, marketed as memoir about his teenaged years in Oliver B.C., where he set-up pins in a bowling alley, thought about sex three times a minute and masturbated every day.  It may get tiresome. Stay tuned. I’ll let you know when TWR posts the review. Meanwhile, here’s a picture of George all growed up, hands in his pockets,listening to AL in front of Purdy’s DIY A Frame, saved now to become a writer’s retreat .

My piles of books to read are getting bigger. Last week I bought new fiction by Chabon, Mantell’s Man Booker winning Bringing up the Bodies, and Munro’s new short story collection. Meanwhile my Manitoba pile includes Cook , Ginther, and Redekopp,  which I will probably read in that order.  I bought a copy of Heidi Loewen’s family tell-all memoir, Mennonite is the Name, Deception is the Game, but found it unreadable.

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