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The Last Hoffman
by Gwen Tuinman
Publication Date: March 28, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 462 Pages
Genre: Literary/Family Drama
In a floundering 1980s papermill town, awkward widower Floyd Hoffman holds a secret that draws contempt from his teenage son.
As tensions rise, Floyd retreats into the past, reliving his tumultuous marriage to Bonnie, a manically-depressed first love whose passion drew him out of his reclusiveness. When his son dies suddenly from the same environmental cancer that claimed Bonnie, Floyd’s life falls apart. He loses himself in the pursuit of justice against the reckless papermill responsible for his family’s demise.
In the midst of his grief, destitute teenager Tammy King appears on his doorstep along with her baby, the result of a clandestine affair with Floyd’s son. While Floyd dreams of family redemption through his grandson, Tammy forges her own plans for an independent future.
The Last Hoffman is a story about the reverberation of family secrets. It will renew your faith in second chances.
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About the Author
Gwen Tuinman was born and raised in rural Ontario, and now resides on an urban homestead in Whitby, near Toronto. She graduated from Trent University with a B.A. in Psychology and from Brock University with a B.A. in Education. Gwen is the creator of The Wild Nellies, a collective of diverse womxn creatives whose events raise awareness and funds for charities that help women escaping domestic abuse. In 2019, The Denise House/Sedna Womens Shelter and Support Services recognized Gwen as a Woman of Courage. The Last Hoffman is her debut novel.