"Souls of a Feather" continues the saga of Jay, a young man from northern Canada, as he and his friends make their way through the challenges and pitfalls of life in the metropolis of Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba.
Follow Jay and his friends as they have encounters of the spiritual kind with the Bahá’i Faith and a native (First Nation) shaman. Gain a personal insight into what it’s like to live on a Hutterite Colony, to be a Hasidic Jew, or a New Age enthusiast.
Add to the mix Jay’s problems with his girlfriend’s wealthy father who plots to end their relationship, his gay friend Steve’s efforts to educate the world, and you have an unusual reading experience.
Review by Liz Lane, short story author, Green Bay WI
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From the beginning of Charles Shirriff’s second novel I felt as though I was amongst friends. Few authors can blend religion, love, sexuality and deception into such a sweet and satisfying encounter.
As the main character, Jay is the person most of us wish we could be. He always does the right thing, has a never-ending stream of knowledge and manages to find strength from within. From helping new acquaintances settle into Canadian residency to dealing with his girlfriend’s deceptive father, Jay handles it all easily with a little help from his friends.
Along the way the reader unknowingly absorbs lessons of different theologies and leaves you wanting to experience each and every one. This novel is a pleasure in every way.
Keep your pen handy Mr.Shirriff. I’m eagerly awaiting the next novel.