Jim Christy

The Redemption of Anna Dupree previous next   Ekstasis Editions

Jim Christy’s colourful new novel is about a aging actress who finds redemption and renewal through the friendship of a young man, fresh out of university. Colin works in Valley View, a care home for the elderly. It is there he meets the surprising Anna Dupree. In her seventies, she has a wicked tongue, makes many references to sex and claims to have been in the movies. As Colin gets to know her, he becomes intrigued by her past and discovers there is truth in her stories. When Colin is instructed to take a medical leave on account of stomach ulcers, Anna persuades him to help her escape from the prison of the retirement home. They embark on a road trip to Mexico, and while the elderly Anna comes back to life Colin finds himself opening up in unexpected ways. On one drunken evening after they arrive in Mexico, the feisty Anna seduces staid Colin and both are surprised by the outcome.

Jim Christy is a writer, artist and tireless traveller. The author of twenty books, including poetry, short stories, novels, travel and biography, Christy has been praised by writers as diverse as Charles Bukowski and Sparkle Hayter. His travels have taken him from the Yukon to the Amazon, Greenland to Cambodia. He has covered wars and exhibited his art internationally. Raised in inner-city Philadelphia, he moved to Toronto when he was twenty-three years old and became a Canadian citizen at the first opportunity. He currently makes his home on BC’s Sunshine Coast.

ISBN 978-1-894800-48-8
200 Pages
6 x 9
Now Available