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"Carl Black is an intellectual and artist, a traveller, a reader and an unapologetic womanizer. A motorcyclist. He burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway porterâ€™s prosaicâ€”at times humiliatingâ€”existence. Taking place over one dramatic year in Halifax, Nova Scotia,Â The MotorcyclistÂ vividly recounts Carlâ€™s travels and romantic exploits as he tours the backroads of the east coast and the bedrooms of a series of beautiful women. Inspired by the life of George Elliott Clarkeâ€™s father, the novel tells the story of a black working-class man caught between the expectations of his times and gleaming possibilities of the open road."
(Excerpted from Harper Collins Canada)
Apr 11: Burlington Reads Meet the Author: George Elliot Clarke
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