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Coyote House Press is an independent Canadian e-publisher of fiction and poetry. A guiding principle of CHP is to present work that speaks to the Western literary tradition in a way that articulates the mood of a particular time and place. Publications are currently limited to Peter Crane’s fiction. CHP will be adding new authors in the forthcoming months, particularly of brothers Andrew and Michael Crane.
Peter Crane's most recent work, the novella Quittin' Time (2011). The Unlocked Door, another novella in the Coyote series, will be available in December 2014. The novel, St. John, will be available in the summer of 2015.
by Peter Crane
It’s 1985 in Guelph, Ontario at the beginning of Coyote’s adult life. It is a time of transition. The young factory worker spends a late Friday afternoon with several of his friends. The novella Quittin' Time explores the intimacy of friendship and its potential for closeness that also comes with the possibility of betrayal. At the heart of the casual peregrination through the city is a fundamental concern for the experience of history and time in a particular place. Ultimately it is a young man’s attempt to find the sacred in a profane world, even if it is only a glimpse.