A collection of short stories set in a fictional punk house in Edmonton, Canada, in the early 2000s. The characters struggle with social margnialisation, mental and physical health, and their own privilege in dealing with others.
14 short stories plus one "choose-your-path" decision-tree story
poor man's copyright
J.A. Dunbar is a writer living in Seoul, originally from Edmonton, Canada. He works as a copy editor for The Korea Times and is a council member of the Royal Asiatic Society Korea, where he is general editor of the Korean studies journal Transactions. He has been involved in the punk scenes since the 1990s in Edmonton and Seoul, helping promote and organise through photography, writing, and publishing. He founded the Korean punk zine Broke in Korea in 2005.
Told in a series of short stories, Owen Forbirggh moves into the Rapscallion's Den while he struggles to figure out what to do with his life. He and his roommates bond and spar over various issues, including romance, adapting to the internet, and community building for the local punk scene.
"The Great Edmontonian Novel" -J.A. Dunbar