A high-stakes adventure of love, loss, masculinity and morality, the glorious new novel from award-winning author Tyler Keevil introduces two unlikely outlaws.
Tim Harding has spent the fishing season in Canada working as a deckhand, making an honest living. When his hot-headed younger brother tracks him down at the shipyards in Vancouver, Tim senses trouble. Jake is a drifter, a dreamer, an ex-con, and now he needs help in repaying a debt to the notorious Delaney gang.
So begins an epic, unpredictable odyssey across land and sea as the brothers journey down to the Delaney's ranch in the U.S., chased by customs officials, freak storms and the gnawing feeling that their luck is about to run out. But while they may be able to outrun the law, there's no escaping the ghosts of their tragic family past and neither is prepared for who and what awaits at the other end.
Quick-witted and beautifully observed, No Good Brother is an exquisite portrait of brotherly love and loyalty, examining the loss of innocence and the ties that bind us.
Praise for Burrard Inlet: `I was blown away. Beautiful writing...stunning.' MIRIAM TOEWS (author of All My Puny Sorrows) `Vividly told...compelling.' CARYS BRAY(author of A Song For Issy Bradley) `Beneath the deceptively calm surface of these spare and beautiful stories, mad passions boil. There is a transatlantic tradition of studying the interaction between men and nature, in such figures as Hemingway, Carver, McGuane; now Keevil extends and enriches that lineage. He truly is that good.' NIALL GRIFFITHS (author of Grits & Kelly & Victor) `[With his story 'Sealskin'] Keevil has accomplished something rare: a story about rough masculinity that brims with emotion and pathos.' The Writers' Trust of Canada Journey Prize judges, 2014 (Craig Davidson, Saleema Nawaz, and Steven W. Beattie) Praise for The Drive: 'A road novel like no other I've read. Trevor's journey into the American Northwest, and his own subconscious, is wild, magical, dark and crazy.' MATTHEW FRANCIS (author of Mandeville) 'I haven't been as excited about reading a new writer since I read DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little.' JASPER REES, Wales Book of the Year judge 'Keevil is such an accomplished and confident stylist - inventive, engaging, casually hilarious.' New Welsh Review
Tyler Keevil grew up in Vancouver and in his mid-twenties moved to Wales. He is the author of three previous books and has received a number of awards for his writing, including the Missouri Review Editors' Prize, the Wales Book of the Year People's Prize, and the Writers' Trust of Canada Journey Prize. He lectures in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.