March - Discussion of Cataract City by Craig Davidson

  • March 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Owen and Duncan are childhood friends who've grown up in picturesque Niagara Falls--known to them by the grittier name Cataract City. As the two know well, there's more to the bordertown than meets the eye: behind the gaudy storefronts and sidewalk vendors, past the hawkers of tourist T-shirts and cheap souvenirs live the real people who scrape together a living by toiling at the Bisk, the local cookie factory. And then there are the truly desperate, those who find themselves drawn to the borderline and a world of dog-racing, bare-knuckle fighting, and night-time smuggling.
Owen and Duncan think they are different: both dream of escape, a longing made more urgent by a near-death incident in childhood that sealed their bond. But in adulthood their paths diverge, and as Duncan, the less privileged, falls deep into the town's underworld, he and Owen become reluctant adversaries at opposite ends of the law. At stake is not only survival and escape, but a lifelong friendship that can only be broken at an unthinkable price.

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  • Galina

    Dear Lisa, my special thanks for your delicious treat and St. Patrick Day atmosphere. Your husband and son were so friendly ! Good boys! I love your town and your place. Great place for great people. Galina.

    March 19, 2014

  • Alyson

    Lisa - Thanks so much for being such a great and very festive host. I loved my grasshopper! Great discussion of an interesting book and how it relates back to our lives.

    Sorry to have missed you Michelle and Siscoe. I hope you can make it out for the next one.

    March 18, 2014

  • Galina

    As always it was great. The book was interesting, discussion - active, atmosphere - friendly.Thank you all for lovely meeting. See you next month. Galina.

    March 18, 2014

  • Michele Y.

    Disappointed to have to miss this one. Sorry for the last minute, but I have some work that has to be done by tonight. I haven't finished the book but I'm really enjoying it.

    March 17, 2014

  • Siscoe B.

    Hi Everyone,

    Sorry to have to cancel last minute, but I've had a terrible migraine all day at work, which isn't going away. So I'm going to stay in. (really enjoyed the book - sorry to miss the discussion).

    March 17, 2014

  • Alyson

    Hi Everyone,

    I am thinking of having this meeting on March 23rd or 25th. What do you guys think?

    Also, I just found out Craig Davidson is expected to speak at Gritlit Festival this year. (April 3-6) Exciting!

    February 26, 2014

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