How do the Northern Shores of Lake Superior inspire author David Giuliano?
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Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. Welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is David Giuliano. David Giuliano is a spiritual guide, award-winning writer and speaker. In 1987, he was ordained as a minister in The United Church of Canada. He is a cancer survivor. David enjoys the Canadian outdoors.
We’ll be discussing David’s first novel The Undertaking of Billy Buffone which was published by Latitude46. Here's what it's about:
A vivid portrait of lives intertwined in the search for redemption amidst the uncovering of dormant truths a small town tried to bury.
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE BOYS OF ST. VINCENT, David Giuliano creates a story of trauma, humour and redemption. Catherine, a newly minted preacher, moves to Twenty-Six Mile House, an isolated community in northern Ontario and befriends the quirky undertaker Billy Buffone who has a disturbing secret he has carried for almost two decades. Billy’s best friend, now deceased, leads the reader through the traumatic events of today and those from the never-forgotten past.
When I was reading this book, I realized I was skipping paragraphs because I was rushing to figure out why the narrator was dead (and a few other things, I won't mention). Because I didn’t want to miss anything I had to slow it down, go back and read those paragraphs!
To learn more about David and to check out his other work
David's #1 Writing Tip & Book Reading
For writers who are tackling the editing process, David suggests to leave out the parts that you skip over when you are reading your work. This made me laugh because it's soooooo true as we writers become attached to our words and sometimes need a little encouragement to use that delete button!
David's reading is a VERY powerful excerpt from the first chapter. I found the first chapter challenging to get through but I am SO glad I kept going because I became quite invested in the characters and the mystery surrounding them.