Mitchell Toews lives and writes lakeside in Manitoba. His short fiction and creative nonfiction appears in print and online, in places near and far. You may follow him on the trails or out on the water or ice, or more conveniently here at Mitchellaneous.com, or on Twitter or Facebook.
“What’s bright in the headlights these days? My 86K-word Work in Progress novel, ‘Mulholland and Hardbar’ is, ahh, in a word… or maybe a few: A gritty, coming of age, rite of passage, milieu-character-event driven Bildungsroman dramedy that takes place in a small town and on the road and in the Manitoba boreal…”
Shunning, running, and savage cunning.
“Oh, and how would I describe it as a movie? Uhh, I’d say, ‘Fargo, but with Mennonite accents…’“
There’s a lot going on these days, including the above novel, a collection of MennoGrit short stories — “The Barkman Avenue Peace Accords” — that I’m just beginning to query as well as piles of regular stuff: short stories, CNF, blog posts, readings, critique circles and what not.
—Mitchell Toews, Jessica Lake