Congratulations to Angie, the winner of Uncorrupted, my giveaway prize for last week. Angie, I’ll be in touch soon to make arrangements to send you a copy.
For my third and final giveaway this month, I’m giving away a copy of The City’s Son, by Tom Pollock.
Two things I should tell you about this book:
1. I haven’t yet read it, as the North American release date is September 8.
2. As you might guess, I’m related to the author.
Re point 1: Although I haven’t read The City’s Son, I have no hesitation in recommending it and suggesting that you rush out and buy a copy. Not just because I want to see the author do really well, but also because I was lucky enough to read the manuscript for one of his other books (not yet released), and I think he’s an excellent writer. I can’t wait to read this one.
Re point 2: Yes, Tom is my cousin by marriage. And although we’re separated by an ocean, we go back a long way. I have vivid memories of him visiting Canada as a seven-year-old boy, and having a deep discussion about candy: his favourites, my favourites, and whether there were any intersections. Later, I remember visiting his family in London when he was a young man. As we stood in line for the London Eye he talked about music, and I realized he is as hip as I am not.
So I’m thrilled to offer a copy of The City’s Son to one of my readers. Once again, this contest is open to all of my readers. If you want to enter, be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below. And you’ll receive an extra entry if you also tweet about the contest and let me know in a separate comment. You may enter until midnight (EDT) Monday, August 27 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 28.