Ryan Melsom was raised in Kamloops, British Columbia, and has since lived in cities across Canada. He pursues creative work with little regard for divisions among different media, having focused at different times in his life on punk music, painting, digital art, book design, poetry, fiction, web design, programming, scholarly work, professional interviewing, business development, and many others in between. His 2017 novel Clickbait is the first official publication of Ryan’s small press project Hintonburg + Page and his third book. He currently lives in Ottawa with his wife Elisabeth and sons, John and Sam.
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Clickbait: A Seeker's Guide to Meaning in the Modern World
by Ryan Melsom
How do you find a sense of purpose when all you’ve ever known is a life of selfies and swimming pools? Six teenagers in Los Angeles struggle to find stories for themselves as their old lives fall apart and their lack of direction comes painfully into focus. Everything hinges on a question: can you take the very things that have made life feel empty and turn them into something more?
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