An Excerpt from "It's a long way down..." — The debut novel by Ian Canon
"To look at David, one would not have had the immediate impression of a great artist. His face was soft and round and worn, but, in the age-soaked lines, there yet remained a comfort—a nostalgia for another time, like the worn out trinket-lined walls of a grandparent. His unkempt hair was a pale blonde, thinning, but appropriately for a man entering into the latter half of his 50s. He had the triumphantly squishy body of an elderly hedonist and an indulgent artist; he wore thin black circular frames and kept his yellow beard short. From thin lips dangled a cigarette, a bad habit he payed little attention to, to the dismay of his wife, Alice. "
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