The survivors and victims inhabiting the pages of Capital Tales dash forever the romantic myth that our peerless captains of industry are guiding us through the mists of progress to a shining land of prosperity. Tough, uncompromising portraits of people discovering the illusions they live by, the stories culminate in a confrontation between the narrator and a nineteenth-century British philosopher—a meeting of minds which leaves no meaning of the word “capital” unexamined.
"Fawcett’s work expands into a well-earned and genuine visionary criticism of the deadly contradictions within society
— Books in Canada
Born in 1944 in Prince George, B.C., Brian Fawcett has written poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Talonbooks has published My Career With the Leafs & Other Stories (1992), The Secret Journal of Alexander MacKenzie (1985), Capital Tales (1984) and Cambodia: A Book for People Who Find Television Too Slow (1986) by Brian Fawcett.
…Career with the Leafs & Other Stories (1982), Capital Tales (1984), The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie …