This is a wonderful angsty, already of age story by a Canadian author. I love stories about road trips. And this is a great trip of music worshipping and very real people who party and suffer as people of the post-eighties know very well.
This story is about Annie and Isobel. They are two music-smitten twenty-somethings searching for love and adventure.
Annie is trying to put her big love behind her and squash her demons of anxiety and compulsion while Isobel feeme’s her way around through the days.
After a hilarious romp at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the two jump in Annie’s 1972 Volkswagen Beetle and head east to Montreal to see Hawksley Workman in concert.
Along the way, their cross-country tour takes on deeper meaning as the women confront their fears, friendship and follies.
Journey from prairie to big city and back again with this quixotic tale set in the nineties.
This is the author’s first novel. It is a musical story about searching for and finding a purpose in life.
I love stories like this. They are inspiring and wonderfully crafted for the younger reader, and for the older one too!
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth