Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays #13: Poles Apart by Terry Fallis

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (some times you need more than two for it to make sense).
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser comes from Poles Apart by Terry Fallis

Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
Publishing Date: October 20, 2015
Genre: Fiction

Synopsis:
Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The anonymous blog is intelligent, thoughtful, and bold, brazenly taking on various injustices in the lives of women. But it’s the blogger Eve’s post about the controversial entrepreneur behind XY, a new chain of high-end strip clubs opening up across the country, that sets off a firestorm. In a matter of hours, the site crashes, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of modern feminism.

But who, exactly, is the Eve behind Eve of Equality? Well . . . not who you might think. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring writer and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite blog in his new apartment, at his kitchen table, and his life is about to change forever.

Hilarious and smart, and offering timely commentary on a subject that is flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his best, confirming his status as a king of CanLit comedy.

Teasers:
"Some researchers believe this kind of gender-specific behaviour has always been, or has somehow become, written into our DNA. Others still believe that even in the most gender-neutral households, children cannot be completely isolated from the daily onslaught of stereotypes in books, in music, on television, on the radio, on iPads, online, and in countless other aspects of their daily lives." (p203)

4 comments:

  1. This sounds really great. There are many smart, Internet related books and movies out now. I saw The Intern which was really great, and just finished reading Follow Me by Angela Clarke which is a murder thriller. It's what my teaser is about today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-12n

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  2. This looks really interesting:). I'll have to track it down to add to my TBR pile...

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  3. So it's a man! This sounds excellent!

    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/11/24/teaser-tuesdays-137-a-piece-of-you/

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  4. This is incredibly intriguing! I like the idea of the unexpected behind the blog!

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