"Poignant as hell, addictive like opium, a wonderful, weird, oddball circus-like tale. It is a masterpiece."
"Fiction this audacious needs to be championed"
"Echoes of Gabriel García Márquez. Read it slowly and savor it."
Ian Thornton read Business Studies and German at Sheffield University. He has lived in a number of places, including California, Costa Rica, Australia, Mexico, London, and his native and beloved Yorkshire, before moving to Toronto in 2009.
Thornton is a cofounder of the global television industry publisher C21 Media. He covered the royal wedding in London for CTV, and has recently written for Wisden Cricketer, The Guardian, The Hindu, and for the Soho House magazine, House. He also wrote on the football World Cup in South Africa for The Score, and has worked for Queen’s University in Ontario. Thornton is also the official biographer of the Compton cricket club in California, and has been a judge at the largest Latin American film festival, Expresion en Corto.
Ian currently resides in Toronto with his wife, Heather Gordon, and their children, Laszlo and Clementine.
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