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Norman Fournier is a Cree author writing on themes of obsession, alienation, and institutionalized racism.

Always an avid storyteller, a forty-odd-year career in the design and advertising business primed Norman’s creative writing pump.

Norman started work on the material that would comprise “Edmonton Quartet” in 1981 in Vancouver, continued on it in West Vancouver, Calgary, Bragg Creek, Langley, and North Vancouver, and completed it in Edmonton in 2018.

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Edmonton Quartet

A novel by Norman Fournier

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“Edmonton Quartet” is a crime story of four hard-boiled individuals; Butch, Dalton, Couteau, and Monique.

Butch is a young, petite Cree woman who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. One evening, mistaken for a prostitute, Butch is kidnapped by three men who brutalize, rape, beat, and leave her for dead at the landfill.

Against all odds Butch survives her attack and experiences a remarkable metamorphosis. Because she is Cree her case falls on the desk of Detective Dalton Devlin, a token officer handed the title of his position by default of his Cree nationality, in spite of his disinclination to properly perform the duties that his job entails. Into his hands falls the case of the vicious attack on Butch.

It’s clear that Dalton doesn't take her case seriously enough and he drops the ball. Butch takes the law into her own hands and discovers she dispenses Lex Talionis justice with flair and élan.

Detective Dalton Devlin, the only Cree police officer on the entire force, is the Edmonton Police Department Aboriginal Liaison. He is a heartbroken burnout in way over his head. Dalton drinks too much liquor, he smokes too much grass. He’s overworked and unfairly underpaid; a disillusioned dirty cop on the take, held in the lowest contempt and hated by his fellow officers.

Dalton is obsessed with Monique de Beaumont, the beautiful socialite and fashion model that unceremoniously dumped him, not for a man, but for any number of men. He sees her everywhere. She haunts his waking hours, as well as his dreams.

At the same time Jacques Couteau, born on the Reserve and a product of the Residential School system is an enigmatic, sadistic serial killer who preys on Indigenous women working in the Sex Trade. A snake eating it’s own tail. The investigation of his crimes also fall on Detective Devlin’s desk.

There are others that prey on the Indigenous Women in Edmonton, crimes of opportunity facilitated by the low social status that Indigenous Women, and Indigenous sex trade workers in particular, inhabit. You can do pretty well anything you want to an Indigenous woman with impunity. It is against this background noise of casual murder and mayhem that Couteau operates.

Monique de Beaumont is a beautiful, promiscuous, bisexual nymphomaniac. Butch, Devlin, and Couteau, are involved with, in love with, or heartbroken by her. All four are drawn by Monique into fatal conflict.

The story is set in Edmonton, Canada.

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Tom Fong Private Eye Hong Kong

A novella by Norman Fournier

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Tom Fong Private Eye Hong Kong follows Fong and his faithful assistant, The Margot, as they career around the globe at the behest of The Hegemon, Mr. Cool, Joe Cool, writing wrongs and pulling peoples’ legs. Tom Fong Private Eye Hong Kong takes place in the distant future in a time that only remotely resembles the current, except in almost every way.

Fong and The Margot are a team like Steed and Emma Peel, or Stewart and Grace Kelly, but significantly more lethal. In far-flung and exotic locales Tom Fong and The Margot negotiate a number of delicate proposals on behalf of Joe Cool by a series of close-in gunfights, assassinations, mistaken identity, letting it all hang out on the nude beach, and global thermonuclear war.

Tom Fong Private Eye Hong Kong deals with anti-Chinese racism in a satirical spoof on Japanese Yakuza movies and the spy novella genre.

Tom Fong Private Eye Hong Kong themes include racism and stereotypes, intelligence, the polyglot and the polymath, authority and hubris, food and drink, assassination, megalomania, egomania, and war and peace.

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Fivefiftyfive

A short story by Norman Fournier

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Fivefiftyfive is the story of a May December affair, and the fall out that attends the end of the affair.

There are some people that need to learn every lesson for themselves and the middle-aged playboy Franks is one of them.

A casual comment in a random conversation takes over Franks’ consciousness and soon everywhere he looks he finds the number five and in that number a reminder of the affair.

Franks’ life disintegrates as he loses his friends, his clients, his business, and his self-respect.

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Ancient History

Poetry by Norman Fournier

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Bóinne Again Born Again
No Land’s Man
The Matelot In Old Age
The Tree Of Knowledge
Free Verse
Untitled
Rose is Blown
The Ungodly Hour
Habituated Pain
Fabulously Beautiful
Pay Attention To Me
Early Fall
Loser
Hell of a Poem
The Stupid Game
Outside Looking In
The Cataract
Batman
The Beard
Good Old Hatred
Halloween
Dreams
Logos
Piano
Lucille Has a Perfect Nose
I’m Into Jesus
Empty
Do I think I know you?
Cynical
Annihilation

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Complete Works

Writing by Norman Fournier

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“Edmonton Quartet” is a full-length novel, “Tom Fong Private Eye Hong Kong” is a novella, “Fivefiftyfive” a short story, and “Ancient History” is a collection of poems.

All four works, one document.

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