california joe

by Peter Behrens

Compared to the relative restraint of his 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award-winning first novel, The Law of Dreams, which chronicled, over the course of a year, an Irish emigrant’s attempt to flee to Canada during the Great Famine, Peter Behrens’ follow-up is a sprawling thing that encompasses a whole generation while restlessly ranging between both North American coasts and points in between. Read more…