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Wayne Tefs -- Book Launch

Wednesday May 25 2011 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Launch of Bandit (Turnstone Press).

Wayne Tefs was born in Winnipeg and grew up in northwestern Ontario. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for Moon Lake and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for Be Wolf. He is the author of nine novels, one non-fiction memoir, Rollercoaster: a Cancer Journey, and a collection of short fiction, Meteor Storm. This last collection was short listed for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. Wayne Tefs lives in Winnipeg with his wife and son.

In Bandit, Tefs once again presents another fictionalized version of a tremendous true story, turning his focus on the life of Canada’s “flying bandit” Ken Leishman. In 1966, Leishman stepped onto the Winnipeg Airport tarmac and into the pages of Canadian history as the mastermind behind the country's largest gold theft. He had already gained Dillinger-esque notoriety as a bank robber, when he stole the public's imagination with his last great exploit: brazenly - and politely - holding up a bank in Toronto.

Wayne Tefs imagines what happened behind the "Flying Bandit" headlines, inter-mingling the full-on action of the gold heist with the story of a smart but troubled kid growing up in a stifling small prairie town who, as a man, is conflicted by his wife’s tears and guilt ridden with his failed promises to go straight as he plans the greatest caper in Canada.


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Bandit

- Trade paperback

by Wayne Tefs - $19.00 - Add to Cart

In 1966, Ken Leishman stepped onto the Winnipeg Airport tarmac and into the pages of Canadian history as the mastermind behind the country’s largest gold theft. Known as the “flying bandi...

4 x 4

- Trade paperback

by Wayne Tefs - $19.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2004 Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award.The Dokic family, like any other, has its problems. Brothers Clint and Darryl are constantly at odds and just similar enough...

Moon Lake

- Trade paperback

by Wayne Tefs - $18.95 - Add to Cart

LaFlamme is an abusive and explosive man who hurts everyone around him. When he meets a violent end, no one mourns his passing. But that does not end the pain that he has brought to his f...

Meteor Storm

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by Wayne Tefs - $10.00 - Add to Cart

Meteor Storm is populated with menfathers, brothers, uncleswho struggle with the missteps in their pasts and endure, sometimes with resignation, sometimes with a puzzled and angry dissati...

Be Wolf

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by Wayne Tefs - $22.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2008 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.In Be Wolf: A True Account of the Survival of Reinhold Kaletsch, novelist and editor Wayne Tefs delivers a thrilling novel based...

Rollercoaster

- Trade paperback

by Wayne Tefs - $18.95 - Add to Cart

In 1994, Wayne Tefs was diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome. Rollercoaster is an account of his journey from the onset of the disease, to eventually learning to live with it. Both practical...


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