Better bring a good umbrella

Ocean Falls, B.C. averages 330 days of rain per year. The low availability of sunlight has prompted a South African family with pophyria to move to the area. Unable to get visas to move there, they had to take their case to the Supreme Court of Canada to receive the right to stay.

The Sellout — Paul Beatty

“The Sellout” is ostensibly about race; really, it is about relationships: relationships between fathers and sons, enduring love, extra-marital affairs, gangs and their leaders, community leaders hiding from their community behind facades, intellectuals and followers, “masters” and “slaves.” An engaging read; well-written, witty and full of interesting turns of phrase.