You will be completely immersed in a wonderful experience that is both literary and theatrical. This is a book of vaudeville in every possible sense. The characters are involved in western Canada's Vaudeville scene (meticulously researched) from 1912-1917. But the language and structure of the book are also absolutely "vaudeville." You feel like you are there. The characters are colourful and moving, and Endicott sure can write.