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Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of No Diplomacy: Musings of an Apathetic Soldier. He is editor of Gravitas Poetry and the Evil Musings anthology. Lafleche served as an infantry soldier from 2007-2014. He earned an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Visit AJLafleche.com for more information.
Ken Newport is a successful Ottawa entrepreneur who has co-founded several life sciences and biotechnology companies. Ken draws upon these experiences in his writing, along with his love of music and bands like the Beatles, Arcade Fire and, yes, the Tragically Hip. This excerpt is from Ken’s debut novel No Dress Rehearsal, to be published by Ottawa Press and Publishing in September.