Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), Ghost and horror stories
A charismatic cast of misfits, losers, and bruisers animate this novel set in Niagara Falls, a.k.a. Cataract City--a slightly seedy, slightly magical, slightly haunted place, where seemingly ordinary lives are steeped in secrets, desires, troubled histories, and the occasional splash… of mayhem. A bittersweet coming-of-age story about a small group of kids who, under the leadership of an eccentric uncle, spend one summer investigating the validity of local ghost stories and macabre urban myths--in almost every instance getting in way over their heads. Davidson draws us into his gritty world, reminding us that life's strange intensity and occasional magic is all around us. 2018.