A collection of immigrant stories and tales of life on the edge
Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada. He began writing as a teenager living in Sri Lanka and has never stopped. Redemption in Paradise, his first novel, was published in 2004 and his first short story collection, Fringe Dwellers, in 2008. His novel, After the Flood, a dystopian epic set in the aftermath of global warming, was released in November 2009, and won the Canadian Christian Writers award for best Futuristic/Fantasy novel in 2010.His latest release is the novel The Ulysses Man. His short stories and articles have appeared in several Canadian anthologies and in literary journals around the world. His blog at www.shanejoseph.com/blog is widely syndicated. His career stints include: stage and radio actor, pop musician, encyclopaedia salesman, lathe machine operator, airline executive, travel agency manager, vice president of a global financial services company, software services salesperson, publishing editor, project manager and management consultant. Self-taught, with four degrees under his belt obtained through distance education, Shane is an avid traveller and has visited one country for every year of his life and lived in four of them. He fondly recalls incidents during his travels as real lessons he could never have learned in school: husky riding in Finland with no training, trekking the Inca Trail in Peru through an unending rainstorm, hitch-hiking in Australia without a map, escaping a wild elephant in Zambia, and being stranded without money in Denmark, are some of his memories. After immigrating (twice), raising a family, building a career, and experiencing life's many highs and lows, Shane has carved out a niche in Cobourg, Ontario with his wife Sarah, where he continues to work, write, and play in a rock band. For more information visit his website at www.shanejoseph.com
Description: A series of twice-told tales from Canadian author Shane Joseph. These newly re-published works include stories of losing home, wandering abroad, and finding home, always beginning from scratch. Similar to Joseph's own life path, each story has a sil...
Thanks for your comments! I hope you get the chance to read the other stories as well.
Hi Shane... after our shared panel on Writers and Social media earlier this summer, I decided it was finally time to check out Wattpad!
Thanks for your note. Passion vs. Academia has been one of my preoccupations.
Thanks! Enjoy the read!
Totally understand your situation and like the stream of consciousness narrative, reflective of the state of mind of a person who has been "dumped." It's happened to me too, and it forms character. Given that writers like Knausgaard are making waves in this literary memoir genre, you may be on to something. All the best!
Thanks, Mary. I find the quest more interesting than the arrival, frustrating and soul crushing though it sometimes is. Regards!