In The Land of Long Fingernails: Deserving All The Accolades It's Getting

Last fall I had the pleasure of taking author Charles Wilkins to his interviews to promote his latest book, In the Land of Long Fingernails, an account of a summer spent working in a graveyard in 1969. The book is sincere, drop dead funny (ha) and offers unforgettable portraits of some twisted, yet ultimately very human, persons. If you haven't read it yet I recommend you do. Wilkins is an eloquent writer with a journalist's eye for story.

In the Land of Long Fingernails was shortlisted for the Trillium Award and the Stephen Leacock award and was chosen as a Globe & Mail Best Book of 2008. I am also happy to say it just received a rave review in Publisher's Weekly, as the book is being released in the US later this month.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

I'd never heard of this before, but it looks fascinating! I'll be sure to keep my eye out for this one. After hearing what it was about I really like the play on words in the title. (Or maybe I'm looking too deeply into the idea of fingernails appearing longer after death.)

B.Kienapple said...

It's been under the radar but is soon to break forth in all its glory. And you're right about the play on words. :)

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