"...The next morning started like any other but finished quite differently...There are moments in life when you know
you're at a fork in the road, you can turn either way but you can't turn back..."
Falling Backwards, the appealing first novel by James Eke, is a modern day quest to find what was lost, meaning in
life. An eclectic mix of skid-row angels, philosophical junkies and wandering Buddhist monks inhabit this street parable,
told in the first person.
The narrator leaves all behind--relationship, job, lifestyle--to find himself on the streets of Vancouver's Lower East
Side and on into the wilds of the Rocky Mountains.
His re-creation of self is chronicled with insight and humour in this outstanding first novel.