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'The Wintermen II: Into the Deep Dark' a Northern Ontario dystopia

Book written by Brit Griffin, who is married to NDP's Charlie Angus 
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Sudbury book publishing company Latitude 46 has published Brit Griffin's second novel, “The Wintermen II: Into the Deep Dark.” (Supplied)

Sudbury book publishing company Latitude 46 has published Brit Griffin's second novel, “The Wintermen II: Into the Deep Dark.” 

It's the second in Griffin’s eco-catastrophic adventure series and promises to take readers on a thrilling ride through a dystopic north, with a gang of strange characters fuelled by adrenalin and gut instincts.

Johnny Slaught and his ragtag group of climate change refugees are just trying to survive in a north plunged into endless winter. 

But Johnny’s world is about to be rocked by the most ancient menace of all – human greed. The beast of winter is knocking at his door and has slicked back hair, a sheep-skin coat, and a pump action.

Inspired by her Northern Ontario surroundings, Griffin has set her novel in to a future where lawlessness is the only constant in life.

“Brit has created rich characters with unique personalities in a landscape most northerners can imagine,” said Latitude 46 publisher Heather Campbell, in a press release.

“In her second novel, we meet those same characters and she takes us through yet another showdown. Readers will be drawn to both the good and bad!”

Griffin, who happens to be married to Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus, was the founder of Highgrader Magazine and works as a researcher with an Algonquin community in north-west Quebec.

The Wintermen was short-listed for the 2016 Northern Lit Award for Fiction.

She begins an Ontario book tour April 28 with a book signing in New Liskeard. She'll visit Sudbury May 17 with a book signing at La Fromagerie starting at 6:30 p.m.

Books can be purchased at Chapters Indigo, Amazon, and select independent bookstores across Canada and the United States or through Latitude 46 Publishing's online store.