Darvin Babiuk

Biography

~isms’ cause schisms, and ~ites cause fights
~ists’ clench fists and hyphens ain’t right

Darvin Babiuk writes novels, short stories, articles, shopping lists, and has more than once been considered a write-off. He hopes to be around to write his own obituary. Had he not been untalented and lazy, he’d be a professional hockey player. Friends say he has never been the same after the tragic incident that took place in the 1984 Moose Factory cribbage tournament. His turn-ons include women with mustaches, Men Without Hats (The musical group, silly!), honey Dijon mustard and leopard frogs. If he were a vegetable, he’d be a beet, pithy but misunderstood. He wishes he could write like Scarlett Johansson looks. He is a born-again critic and a card-carrying library patron. As a child, he was an imaginary playmate. He is currently working on a mystery series set in Vancouver and a comic/magic realism novel about hockey. He welcomes inquiries from agents or publishers.

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Books

Gorbachev on the Phone
You set the price! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Educational
It was oldest and first high school in the country; the country’s founding father had studied there 225 years ago; so had the nation’s most revered novelist; the cartoonish hockey commentator; all four members of the nation’s iconic rock band; senators, politicians and Olympic medalists. And a whole bunch of just ordinary, amazing kids. And now they were going to close it.
Welcome to Marib ... Goodbye
You set the price! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Welcome to Marib, Yemen: the land that Sheba forgot. Or at least most of the modern world, until Al Qaeda and its putative successors made it a tableau for terrorism, civil wars, kidnappings and death; where the German called home, a man who had had no reason to live finally found one while searching for death. Goodbye.
Kosei's Conundrum: Coming Up for Air
You set the price! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
It is not an easy time for young people to try and make their way in the world: economic malaise, student debt, and political turmoil all contribute to the difficulties youth have in finding their place. Kosei's Conundrum: Coming Up for Air is the story of a young Japanese college graduate without a place for him to surface. Until, in desperation, he hits upon a possible solution.
The Closing of Yoshimura Kimie
You set the price! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Everything was great in their relationship until Ai unexpectedly brought her mother over to meet him and together they found that a few months of love and respect couldn't overcome millenia of cultural bias and xenophobia.
Pig: A Thriller
Price: $5.99 $2.00 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 63,550. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Snowden Nastiuk has gone to Russia to escape into a bottle of vodka and try to put his miserable life behind him. Until the woman walks into his life. Literally. Not only does she drag him out of his shell, she drags him into trying to stop a terrorist plot to place dirty nuclear bombs in the key world cities.
Nobunaga World
You set the price! Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A collection of short stories about modern Japan, told from from the perspectives of both native Japanese and expatriates living in Japan.

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