Megan Gail Coles talks about her novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club and explains why she warns the reader, “This might hurt a little. Be brave.” Her novel revolves around a cast of flawed characters connected to a St. John's restaurant called The Hazel. They are implicated in each other's hopes, dreams and pains as they try to survive harsh economic times in the province.
Warning: Please note that the novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club contains scenes of sexual, physical and psychological violence. Teachers who are considering reading the full novel in class need to take steps to prepare students for this violence. The book excerpt, book backgrounder and author video available here discuss this violence but do not include any explicit content.