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Hooks by Julie Oakes, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, will be in bookstores in Ontario by April 13 and in BC by April 28.Here is a list of the signings arranged for the interior of BC.April 28, Saturday, Chapters, 2271Harvey, Orchard Park Mall, Kelowna    11 – 3 PM  

May 04, Friday, Bookland, 750 Fortune Drive, Kamloops 1 PM – 5 PM

May 05, Saturday, Bookland, 102-3400 30th Ave, Vernon 11AM – 3 PM

May 12, Saturday, Coles, Village Green Mall, 4900 27 Street, Vernon  Noon to 4 PM

May 19, Saturday, Hooked on Books,225 Main Street, Penticton 10 PM to 3 PM

Vernon’s Bookland will be at Headbones Gallery with Hooks on April 28. 

I would be pleased to autograph a copy for you when you drop in during one of these book signing



“A haunting tale of intrigue, adventure, culture shock and pure perverse beauty …”

— Terry Williams, PhD, author and professor,

New School University, New York
“If there’s a more intrepid reporter working today than JulieOakes, I’d like to know about it. Hooks is a must for anyone interested in the dark side of Indian culture.”                — Robert Hough, author of The Culprit


When Georgia accepts the assignment to research prostitution inIndia, she enters blithely, confident of her ability to remain objective in the face of the difficult subject matter. Provided with an Indian guide, Karma, Georgia feels that she is in control of her well-being and safety. But India, being India, soon overwhelms her preconceptions as Karma’s first attempt to facilitate her assignment is to arrange for her to witness an encounter between a prostitute and a john.

Told in two voices, Georgia’s and Karma’s, Hooksgrapples with the discrepancies between a Western and an Eastern take on prostitution in a country where tradition, modernity, and necessity cast disturbing slants on the truth.

A morality tale told from vastly different personal circumstances and orientations, Hooks draws in the uninitiated, Georgia, as she in turn helps the grieving Karma to realize a route away from his spoiled hopes


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