Author Reading: Ron Norman

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Date & Time:
11/28/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Phone: 250-334-3369 ext. 4

Join Ron Norman, former deputy minister, at the Courtenay Library as he celebrates the publication of a novel about BC politics, Slouching Towards Innocence.

Set in the quirky, combative, and darkly comic world of British Columbia politics—where your friends can be more dangerous than your enemies—Slouching Towards Innocence traces Malcolm Bidwell’s rise as he becomes the “go-to guy” for every political mess that needs cleaning up.

Norman, who lives in Brentwood Bay, has plenty of experience with BC politics and government. He worked in government for 11 years, the last three as deputy minister and head of communications. In that position he provided communications counsel to the premier, cabinet and deputy ministers, and led a staff of more than 200.

I walked the legislature hallways with the press gallery and political staff,” Norman says. “I also saw first-hand the inner workings of government. I draw on all of that experience to create an authentic – though fictional – world of B.C. politics.”

Ron Norman brings an insider’s eye and a skillful hand to the always quirky netherworld of BC politics. Slouching Towards Innocence grabbed me from the first page and just wouldn’t let go. Scandals, coverups, spinning, sinning, and winning, this tale has it all. I’d love it even more if it weren't quite so plausible.” ~ Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour


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