Hilarity runs rampant throughout this book as the author pontificates on porta-potties, turnips and tiny pants (read: shorts), the perils of volunteerism, country etiquette, small-town secret societies and community discourse. And sprinkled generously throughout, are quotes that run the gamut from Brigitte Bardot to Voltaire. You’ll even see one from his alter ego, Rural Roberts.
The bite-size essays in CIGS are perfect for ferry rides, nightcaps and workday commutes. And if relocating to a small town is something you’ve dreamed of, pack your shovel, because, to quote the man himself, “Caca occurs!”
|Like a Child to Home offers sharply-honed realistic insight into the world of social work on Canada’s West Coast. It is a clear, dispassionate portrayal of one professional, Wally Rose, his colleagues, his clients, his world. Wally tackles difficult cases with understated humour and compassion, while facing an internal investigation into his conduct after a complaint is made against him.
As an unforgiving November unfolds, we enter the little known, barely understood world of lives lived on the fringes of conventional society and a few of the people who try to provide support despite a bureaucratic maze.