Edmonton grannies wanting to hook up
The reader is inevitably hooked on whether love and the need to set down roots will triumph over the Humphreys’ self-destructive ways.
Shari Narine was actually born in Guyana, but was only about eight months old when her parents moved to Alberta.
She lived in several small towns right into married life before moving to Camrose for college studies, and eventually Edmonton to complete a bachelor of arts (English major) from the University of Alberta.
Writers like Robert Louis Stevenson inspired her interest in books early on but she recalls getting a serious case of writer’s bug in Grade 9, after being struck by the realization that “you can really move people in how you write.” Over the years she has served as a writer or editor for various newspapers and magazines, including a short stint with the Edmonton Journal, and the author continues to freelance in journalism and fiction today.
And when it comes to Allie, the (Rutger) girl’s mother, I think she and I are very opposite.
She’s stuck and has no real support from her family, which is where a lot of women are.”Like a good movie, the best part of Oil Change At Rath’s Garage may be the skill Narine brings to showing us important insights about love, sex, parenting, and sibling relations, rather than simply telling us outright.
Oil Change At Rath’s Garage takes off abruptly with a violent confrontation in high school.
Here is the editorial he created with his impressions of the Grandmothers Campaign and the Edmonton Grannies.