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Ricky the paperboy is relentlessly bullied along his route due to rumours stemming from a tragic boating accident where a popular teenager is killed in the Welland Canal by a Great Lakes freighter. He is forced into a dangerous contest of ‘manhood’ to end the hostilities with three bullies. What appears to be a mere swimming race to the far bank is complicated by the police, two rival gangs, a municipal swim ban, a newspaper reporter, and Leo, his competitor who is not to be trusted. Whatever happens in the water will change Ricky’s life.
“…a traditional, high-octane adventure/thriller is always a good genre for the young reader audience.” – Will Entertainment
“A wonderful sense of place, an interesting glimpse into adolescence in the seventies, a good story of a boy coping with the challenges of being a boy. This is a real page turner. Very very good!” – Alberta Writing For Youth Competition
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Edward Yatscoff was born in Welland and now resides Alberta. He’s backpacked the world, visited six continents, and lived in Australia. From steelworker to assembly lines to construction work he finally settled down to a 32-year career as a fire rescue officer. A few little gems from his life are playing drums in an Edmonton Big Band, climbing the Great Wall of China, snorkeling beside a marlin, tried smuggling a Playboy into Communist Russia, egging an Aussie PM, meeting his wife on a freighter in the South China Sea, and survived the Grenada Revolution while on honeymoon. Presently he manages a writer’s group, reads voraciously, does occasional renos, and reads profusely. He has written 11 novels YA, MG, and adult crime. Among his notable awards are winner of the John Bilsland Non-Fiction Award, Canada Book Award, and a Crime Writers of Canada Finalist. Young reader novels on Welland are THE FAR BANK, ARCHIE’S OLD and RANSOM. Visit his website and read some short stories https://yatscoffbooks.com/