About the Book​

Forced to deal with the fallout from his disabled brother-in-law Cassius's eviction for striking a woman with his cane, the narrator provides a wry portrait of the character behind the crime. At times darkly comical and at other times tenderly poignant, "Rough Diamond" paints a portrait of the human ego at war with itself as it fluctuates between heady delusions of grandeur and painful blasts of self-contempt.

Rough Diamond

Author: Derek Hanebury Release Date: October 20, 2020 RCN Shorts

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About the Author

Derek Hanebury

Author of Rough Diamond

Derek Hanebury is a Vancouver Island writer of fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. His poems and stories have been published in many magazines and broadcasted on CBC radio; and his first novel, Ginger Goodwin: Beyond the Forbidden Plateau, (Arsenal Pulp) went to a second printing. His first book of poetry Nocturnal Tonglen (Ekstasis)was released in 2006. He has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from UBC and taught writing at North Island College on Vancouver Island until his retirement into full-time writing in 2017.

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