Borealis Press logo
Borealis Press Home | Index by Author | Index by Title | Search | View Cart

Colonial Era

Confederation Era

Modern Era



Young Adult


General Works



Criticism and Biography/Autobiography

Canadian Critical Editions

Journal of Canadian Poetry


Heritage Books of Canada

How Parliament Works

Canadian Parliamentary Handbook


Short Stories


Canadian Writers


Early Canadian Woman Writers

Canadian Native Subjects



Abuse of Power

Aussie Six

Canadian Critical Edition

Early Canadian Women Writers Series

Greenhouse Kids

Hockey Family

Journal of Canadian Poetry

Mighty Orion

New Canadian Drama

Other Side

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Quickbeam Chronicles


Silly Sally

Tales of the Shining Mountains

The Stry-Ker Family Saga


Clowns in the Closet:
the life and times of Uncle Sol

Written by
Bill MacDonald

Cover of Clowns in the Closet
Click image for larger view of cover.

187 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872074
$19.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book    Come meet Uncle Sol Winfield, lover, traveller, prankster, teacher of Shakespeare, in places as far-flung as Italy and the Shetland Islands. He´s funny, tragic, a social outcast, a misunderstood poet. At times, he's a lonely man, though during his turbulent life he´s had a marriage, a hundred friends, a dozen love affairs. He enjoys courting women, reciting poetry in pubs, fondling Filipino cabin boys. Or so he says. His boss at Eden Park, Principal Spottiswoode, once told him, "You´re a dangerous trouble-maker, Solly. I have a whole dossier on you, which I intend to give to the proper authorities."
   Come and observe this restless, multi-faceted man through the eyes of his nephew, who travels with him halfway around the world, who admires him and marvels at him, yet does not entirely understand him. Come listen to Uncle Sol´s stories, meet his nemesis, Miss Bangbelly. Flirt with Katie, his favourite barmaid. Best of all, share a grog with him at the Chulflay Bar & Grill on Bay Street — a good place to be on a winter´s afternoon.

back cover of Clowns in the Closet
Click image for larger view of backcover.

About the Author Bill MacDonald
Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include: "Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009), "The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).

top home