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We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

(2017)
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A blackly comic and heart-rending odyssey by the inimitable author of Down to the Dirt

Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn't show up for court due to a fatal accident, shell-shocked Johnny seizes his unexpected "clean slate" as a sign from above and embarks on an epic hitchhiking journey across Canada to deliver her ashes to a fabled beach on the outskirts of Vancouver.

Johnny's wanderings see him propelled in and out of the driver's seat of stolen cars, knocking heads with cagey cops, nearly decapitated by a moose, coming face-to-face with his incarcerated biological father in a Kingston jail, and finding surprising connections with strangers on the lonely road west. But most of all, he revisits the choices and mistakes of his past - his relationships with his adoptive father and a cousin who meant the world to him, and his first real chance at love with the woman who is now lost to him.

We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night is the story of one man's kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night: A Novel
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
ISBN: 1-4434-4783-8 / 978-1-4434-4783-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
ISBN: 1-978639-01-5 / 978-1-978639-01-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


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April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night: A Novel
Author(s): Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA