SOURCE: Dundurn Press

Dundurn Press

February 09, 2016 10:00 ET

Author Scott Gardiner to Release New Novel, Fire in the Firefly

A Wicked, Richleresque Satire About a Charismatic Advertising Executive and the Three Beautiful Women Who Turn His Life Upside Down

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) - Award-nominated Canadian author Scott Gardiner is back with his darkly funny new novel, Fire in the Firefly (pub date: Feb 27/16). A wild satire about the battle of the sexes and the life of a high-flying advertising exec who's gotten himself into a particularly sticky situation.

Julius Roebuck is the creative director of a successful ad agency, husband to the headstrong Anne, and father to three lively children. He is also the attentive lover of a poet named Lily.

When his wife's beautiful friend Yasmin announces her plan to get pregnant and describes him as the perfect sperm donor, Julius is startled at first. Then he decides that if she wants his DNA, she must also want him. Julius would have no trouble hopping into bed with Yasmin, but more children are out of the question. When he has a secret vasectomy to ensure there are no mistakes, his already-complicated life spirals out of control...

Fire in the Firefly is a wickedly funny satire about love, relationships, and the perennial war between the sexes.

Terry Fallis, bestselling author of The Best Laid Plans, says of Fire in the Firefly, "a brilliant storyteller, Scott Gardiner knows his way around men and women and the bonds they make and break. By turns, funny and melancholy, but always thought-provoking, Fire in the Firefly will stay with you for a very long time."

Scott Gardiner began his career in journalism at Maclean's and has written for Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, and Canadian Geographic. He is also the author of The Dominion of Wyley McFadden and King John of Canada.

Dundurn's long successful publishing program began in 1972. The company now has more than 2,500 books in print and 1,700 ebooks available. In 2012 and 2014, Dundurn was nominated for the Libris Award for Publisher of the Year, presented by the Retail Council of Canada.

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