Date(s) - August 28, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Regent College Bookstore
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G.J.C. McKitrick will be signing copies of his new novel ‘Under a Thai Sun’ at Regent College Bookstore August 28.
“…superb story-teller; …remarkably authentic dialog…visceral physical settings …a great read.”-Luci Shaw, author of “Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey”; winner of the Denise Levertov Award for Creative Writing.
Retired Vancouver Police officer Sam Watson has little use for religion. When his only son, Jeff, commits to missionary service in Thailand, Sam is understandably upset. An uneasy long distance relationship continues until the unthinkable happens, Jeff is murdered. The mission organization wants nothing to do with the investigation and the Thai Police seem unable or unwilling to solve the crime. Sam finds himself in Thailand seeking his son’s killer but also grappling with loss, culture shock and, ultimately, the meaning of his son’s short life.
G.J.C. McKitrick lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with his wife. He has a B.F.A. in Drama from the University of Calgary and a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College in Vancouver. His first novel “A Rose in the Toaster” was written as a partial fulfillment of his master’s degree thesis. In the late 1980s he and his family lived for four years in rural Thailand and his second novel “A Walk in the Thai Sun” came out of that experience. These days he writes poetry, songs, short stories, novels, stage plays and essays under the name G.J.C. McKitrick and speculative fiction under the name T.K. Boomer. Although three of his stage plays have been produced, he has not pursued the publication of his fiction until recently. He is currently working on a science fiction epic called “The Fahr Trilogy” and several short stories and songs. His non-literary activities include music composition, hockey fandom, bird watching and travel.