Martin Sourdough is a homeless person who has chosen to turn his back on the corporate, material world; Willis Hancocks Jr. is a barrister, an alcoholic philanderer, and a misogynist; and Evelyn (aka Yvonne) is a prostitute. Turnstiles speaks to these social problems through the smaller scope of each character’s individual trials. There is a struggle that exists between the need to serve one’s own needs and the expectation to participate in the larger social scheme. Martin and Willis are both trying to fit into the world, but on their own terms. They are naïve, searching for an Eden-like state of being. Through a broader experience of personal fortune, misfortune, travel, and social interactions, they each learn to accept their path and take control of their own destinies.Download Your Copy
About Andrea McKenzie Raine
Andrea McKenzie Raine grew up in Victoria, B.C. where she still resides. She is a long time attendee of the Planet Earth Poetry reading series at the Moka House Café, formerly known as Mocambopo. Andrea holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Victoria. She is a poet, novelist, book reviewer, and government correspondence writer. Her poetry has appeared in Mocambo Nights anthology, Canadian Literature, Quills, Tempus by Rubicon Press, Leafpress, Boulevard Magazine, Ascent Aspirations magazine, Poems from Planet Earth anthology and various chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane. In 2005, she published her first book of poetry A Mother's String through Ekstasis Editions. She also recently published her first novel, Turnstiles, through Inkwater Press.