Twenty-five years after his father died in an alleged accident, Richard McKitrick hears from his cousin, calling with a theory that the crash was orchestrated by Al Forzante, Gord’s former boss and one of the country’s most powerful union leaders. Despite reservations, and with his career and marriage sputtering, Richard is inclined to hang on to the one sure source of his own self-worth—being the son of the late, great Gordon McKitrick. So does he believe his cousin, pursue Forzante, and risk ruining his father’s reputation? Or does he do nothing, humiliate his cousin, and allow Forzante’s crime to remain unpunished? The Higher the Monkey Climbs examines how we adjust (or not) to the world as it shifts around us.
While his fiction has appeared in various magazines, Bruce Geddes has also written two books for Lonely Planet and worked as a producer for the CBC. With a MA in Latin American Literature, he’s a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Bruce lives and works in Toronto and his new novel, The Higher the Monkey Climbs, will be available in bookstores and online in the Spring of 2018.