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Poles Apart

Category: Book
By (author): Fallis, Terry
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Humorous / General
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: October 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.20in x 5.65in x 1.13in
Our Price:
$ 22.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The anonymous blog is intelligent, thoughtful, and bold, brazenly taking on various injustices in the lives of women. But it's the blogger Eve's post about the controversial entrepreneur behind XY, a new chain of high-end strip clubs opening up across the country, that sets off a firestorm. In a matter of hours, the site crashes, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of modern feminism.
              But who, exactly, is the Eve behind Eve of Equality? Well . . . not who you might think. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring writer and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite blog in his new apartment, at his kitchen table, and his life is about to change forever.
              Hilarious and smart, and offering timely commentary on a subject that is flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his best, confirming his status as a king of CanLit comedy.

Review Quote*

Advance Praise for Poles Apart:

"Terry Fallis has written a delightful book about a young man inspired by feminism to contribute to the cause…. Funny and engaging, Poles Apart is a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read."
-Judy Rebick, founding publisher,, and former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women
"Poles Apart is quite possibly the most fun you can ever have while reading about the struggle for equality. Light-hearted, wickedly funny in skewering every male/female stereotype, and surprisingly touching in some of its more tender and off-beat relationships, this novel lights up the lovability of feminism and its defenders."
-Michele Landsberg, journalist, author, feminist, and social activist

"I am a blogger. Terry Fallis is supposedly not a blogger. But he's written a cleverly observed book that's taught me things about blogging and being a blogger that even I wasn't aware of."
-Elaine Lui, author of Listen to the Squawking Chicken and founder of

Biographical NoteTerry Fallis is the award-winning author of four national bestsellers, all published by McClelland & Stewart. His debut novel, The Best Laid Plans, won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the "essential Canadian novel of the decade." In January 2014, CBC aired a six-part television miniseries based on The Best Laid Plans, earning very positive reviews. It is also in development as a stage musical by Touchstone Theatre in Vancouver, debuting in September 2015. The High Road was published in September 2010 and was a finalist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Terry's third novel, Up and Down, was released in September 2012. It debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, was a finalist for the 2013 Leacock Medal, and won the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award. In June 2013, the Canadian Booksellers Association presented Terry with the Libris Award for Author of the Year. Terry's fourth novel, No Relation, hit bookstores in May 2014, opened on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, and won the 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

Terry Fallis earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University and then spent several years working in federal and Ontario politics. In 1995, he co-founded Thornley Fallis, a full service communications and digital agency with offices in Toronto and Ottawa.
He blogs at and his twitter handle is @TerryFallis.