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About the Book


"Ernest L Canning has crafted a fast-paced, thrilling, and riotous examination of the many ways in which human will is trumped by chance and circumstance. Jovially and cleverly written, THE BEAN SIDHE is a breath of fresh air."


"The story isn’t broken up into chapters, but deliberately drawn scenes, creating a flow of events that mimics the rush of a stream of consciousness. The reader is hauled along at breakneck speed, leaping from one character to the next as the perspective on the events changes. As a result, the overlapping points of the narrative can be admired in all their comedy-inducing glory."


"What’s most impressive about THE BEAN SIDHE is its command over its unique blend of tension and farce. From the first page, the action tempts and seduces. What follows is a sprint toward the next scene, then the next rib-splitting laugh. When the final destination is reached, it proves to be a bittersweet achievement, since the journey was so pleasing." 

                                                                      ~Neil Czeszejko for IndieReader



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Ernie was raised on a dairy farm in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. A compulsive maker of things his whole life, Ernie was lucky enough to have a couple of his pieces included in the folk art display at the 1986 World’s Fair held in Vancouver, Canada, and the folk art book, From the Heart, published the same year. Those pieces still reside at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC. When allergies prevented him from continuing in one art form, his busy mind pushed into another. The Bean Sidhe was the result.




About the Book

Bean Sidhe (banshee) is a Gaelic spirit whose wailing warns of a death in the house

Percy thought he had life all figured out. Get a good education, get a steady job and keep it, find a hard working, thrifty lady, keep her, save your money, retire early, simple.  However, people and life are never simple and it wasn’t until his steady, hard working lady packed their used Honda and drove away, did he realize that he hadn’t planned for unexpected eventualities. Feeling used, abused and betrayed, he did what anyone in a similar situation would do. Percy decided to kill someone. Now it wasn’t just anyone, and it wasn’t anything personal. He was doing it for someone else who was used, abused and betrayed. Seemed like a good idea at the time, the movies made it look easy enough. Turns out assassination isn’t something you learn on the job. Things went from bad to worse in no time, and the hardest part being keeping the whole mess secret.

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