Uncommon Sons: A tale of deceit, diversity and discovery by Bruce W. Bishop

Uncommon Sons: A tale of deceit, diversity and discovery by Bruce W. Bishop

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Marc Youssef constantly wrestles with his commitment to his strict Lebanese culture and upbringing. But when you’re a thirty-four-year-old bachelor — and you are secretly attracted to other men — deception at home and at work simmers daily and threatens to boil over.

After two guests are found dead in the tony railway hotel in Halifax where Marc works, his job is compromised, and his personal life is vulnerable to exposure. One of the suspects in the possible murder investigation just happens to be Marc’s clandestine and married love interest.

Journalist Eva McMaster, Marc’s best friend, is determined to help him find out what really happened. The two become unlikely sleuths in this bizarre incident that becomes the talk of the east coast city.

Uncommon Sons is a fascinating tale of sexual identity, systemic racism, familial obligations, workplace pressures, and the bonds of love and friendship prior to World War II.

Interlinked to Bishop’s debut novel, Unconventional Daughters, this new page-turner further explores what happens when adults are not what and who they are expected to be. Pick up a copy of Uncommon Sons and reunite with some of the beloved characters from the author’s debut novel

  • 335 pages, paperback ‎
  • 6” x 9” cm

Bruce W. Bishop was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He received his post-secondary degrees from Saint Mary’s University (in Halifax) and the Ontario College of Art & Design University (in Toronto) and began a freelance writing career in 1997.

His articles and photos have appeared in over 100 print and online publications in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Brazil. His contributions to several guidebook publishers included Fodor’s and DK Eyewitness Guides, and he was principal writer for the Michelin Green Guide to Atlantic Canada and authored the Marco Polo Guide to Muskoka. He won the first Cayman Islands Award in Caribbean Travel Writing.

He began writing Unconventional Daughters during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020.


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