Join Dave Williamson for a book signing of his comic novel, Dating, on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at The Forks Trading Company, 2nd floor of The Forks Market, Winnipeg.
"Smart, funny, and at times poignant, Dating is part love story, part social history, part coming-of-age novel....clever, touching, and always hilarious. Jenkins’s voice stayed with me long after I’d finished."
-- Prism Magazine
Jenkins never dreamed he’d live long enough to be dating again. Old folks acting like teenagers was unheard of in his parents’ generation. Less than two years after his beloved wife’s death, Jenkins finds himself sheepishly slinking past her portrait to take another woman out to the movies. With good (and sometimes not-so-good) memories of his youth, Jenkins recalls his dating experiences through the decades — and finds that he is still no wiser than a schoolboy. Especially when he learns his high school grad date is back in town and newly widowed. Will she be the same sweet Janie who made his grad night perfect or will age have taken its toll? Things don’t look good when her son greets him at the door with a list of rules. The tables have turned and the parents are now the children. Boomers will connect on many levels with this outrageously funny portrayal of their generation grappling with the realities of old age.
Dave Williamson has written four previous comic novels, drama for television and stage, reviews and non-fiction. Founder of the Creative Communications program at Red River College, he was Dean of Business and Applied Arts there, retiring in 2006. Dave has served as President of the Manitoba Writers' Guild, Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada, and Chair of the Winnipeg Arts Council. His short fiction collection, Accountable Advances, and his most recent novel, Dating, are both published by Turnstone Press. He lives in Winnipeg.