A Blackly Comic and Heart-Rending Odyssey, by the inimitable
author of Down to the Dirt
Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is
going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an assault charge involving his
girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a
maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road.
But when Madonna doesn’t show up for court due to a fatal accident,
shell-shocked Johnny seizes his unexpected “clean slate” as a sign from above
and embarks on an epic hitchhiking journey across Canada to deliver Madonna’s
ashes to a fabled beach on the outskirts of Vancouver.
We’ll all be burnt in
our Beds Same Night is the story of one man’s kicking-and- screaming
attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships,
and somehow accept the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately
needs to become.