Mount Royal, the gritty new novel by Basil Papademos is set to be released by Tightrope Books in the spring of 2012.
Set in the urban setting of Montreal in the spring of 1989, the novel follows Johnny as he drifts along the bottom rung of society. Many complex themes are explored throughout the narrative, such as the nature of power and control, the inherent evil of vast bureaucracies, and sexual identity and how it can become a means of control. In the end though it is also a tale of love and admiration for a certain time and place in history.
View an excerpt from the novel, read by Basil, here.
Warning, this video contains strong language and mature themes.