Fiction. Young Adult. In summer 2012, sonar scanning found a submerged vessel in the Canadian province of Labrador believed to be a WWII German U-boat. From this find grew Bill Bunn's teen adventure, KILL SHOT. The story switches between the fictionalized events that led the German crew to submerge and die in the river, and the adventures that occur seventy years later when Wednesday Smythe finds the remains of the vessel and crew. Wednesday is a pimply 14-year-old freshman whose parents died when he was a baby. Shuttling between foster care and a group home, he finds himself in a rural trailer with a pair of dodgy foster parents who pawn his electronics. With nothing to do, he is forced into long walks along the river where he meets a reclusive girl named Stump. Wednesday's other friend, Wally, is embittered and angry in foster care, lashing out in ways that threaten Wednesday's growing rapport with his new family. All three are drawn together in a fast-paced adventure pitting their wits against the bad guys, and the cops who want to bust them for any number of nefarious deeds.
A professor of English at Mount Royal University, Bunn is the author of KILL SHOT (Bitingduck Press, 2015). He has also written three previous books: the teen magical adventure DUCK BOY (Bitingduck Press, 2012); HYMNS OF HOME, a collection of essays on family, technology, and the environment that reached Calgary's bestseller list twice in Summer 2013 (Bitingduck Press, 2013); and an illustrated children's book, Canoë Lune (Le Canotier, 2001). He is active in the Young Alberta Book Society.Author City: CALGARY, AB CAN