Slouching Towards Innocence


For fans of Best Laid Plans, House of Cards and Veep comes this compelling and entertaining debut about politics, love and life from Now or Never Publishing.

Set in the quirky, combative, and darkly comic world of British Columbia politics—where your friends can be more dangerous than your enemies—Slouching Towards Innocence traces Malcolm Bidwell’s rise to becoming the “go-to guy” for every political mess that needs cleaning up.

And there are plenty of messes: from the cabinet minister caught in a vice sting on a trade mission to Washington, to the premier’s deadly scuffle with a crow (yes, a crow!) that unexpectedly lands him in court and in a fight for his political life.

As Malcolm negotiates his way in what some call the world’s second-oldest profession, he is forced to make difficult choices: between what’s right and what’s expedient, between his old friends and his new career, and between his girlfriend and a vivacious but cynical politico.

At the same time, Slouching Towards Innocence uses literary allusions, references (the title is one), and archetypes to explore the kind of moral and ethical questions we all face when we consider the life we want for ourselves.

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