This is a richly humourous book of poetry that examines what happens when a small, rural nova Scotian farm community is corrupted by a greedy developer trying to sell off farmland to build a subdivision. Stiles vividly brings to life the dialect and characters of the Valley as no writer has yet managed to do. Working with ease in the vernacular of the regional writer, Stiles manages in these Annapolis Valley poems to speak for all of us. Like all exceptional writers using a regional idiom, Stiles' episodes in the life of a small town reverberate with universal themes.
John Stiles is a poet, novelist, and filmmaker. While a native of Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley and a familiar sight in Toronto, Stiles currently lives with his wife in London, England.