The Hole Show
Following the critical success of her first novel Sextant comes Maya Merrick’s new novel THE HOLE SHOW. It follows four characters who meet each other in 1970s Montreal to form a controversial theatre troupe. Hicklin, the collector, leaves Vancouver under traumatic circumstances to find himself living a bohemian lifestyle on the streets of a Montreal caught in the midst of political upheaval.
Billy, the crossdressing butcher boy, leaves the farm and changes his name to Beau. Dahlia is the Westmount ballerina who severs all contact with her previous life to take on the emotionally frigid persona of Dolly. Finally there is Luce, the mysterious teenage runaway. Merrick has created a world of disparate characters who come together to cope with their own personal transformations. She also explores the blurry territory between art and obscenity to create a multi-layered, finely crafted, provocative novel.