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Twenty-four-year-old James Thompson is in trouble. His record company is waiting for his third album, but Thompson has a good old case of writer's block. In Home Movies, the remarkable debut novel by Ray Robertson, Thompson travels from Toronto to his small hometown of Datum, Ont. There, he finds all the material he needs to write songs from his eccentric family and the seductive 19-year-old aspiring poetess, Melissa.

Praise for Home Movies


An auteur of genuine talent picking up his camera for the first time.

-Globe & Mail

Robertson hits many sweet notes.

-Quill and Quire

Robertson shares a literary wildness with Thomas Wolfe . . . a syncopated sprawling experience.

-The Cleveland Free Times

Word play so ingenious that many times I had to stop reading in fast, eager gulps to re-read (and smile at) a gem of a passage . . . a deeply intellectual work.

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