Peter Unwin is the author of numerous books. His fiction includes Life Without Death, shortlisted for the Trillium Award, and The Rock Farmers, shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour. His non-fiction includes Hard Surface: In Search of the Canadian Road and The Wolf’s Head: Writing Lake Superior. Unwin is currently completing a PhD at York University, specializing in the death of the book. An avid practitioner of martial arts, baseball, and literature, he lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.
Searching for Petronius Totem
Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleague, the disgraced artist Petronius Totem. Along the way, Jack faces a grim truth: the world is being taken over by a sinister multinational fibre-optic catering business. Can he and Petronius Totem escape into a virtual future that is free of Chick Lit and flying fibre-optic chickens? Or will Jack return home to his wife Elaine, whom it seems, with good reason, will shoot him on sight? An utterly original satire about a cross-Canada road trip, Searching for Petronius Totem explores the meaning of art, love, and flying robotic edible chickens.