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By Terry Fallis

Poles Apart

Published July 2015

Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon […]

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“Terry Fallis writes just about the tidiest romantic comedic novels you can find on Earth, let alone in Canada.”

— The Globe and Mail

“Terry Fallis has written a delightful book about a young man inspired by feminism to contribute to the cause. . . . Funny and engaging, Poles Apart is a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read.”

— Judy Rebick, founding publisher, rabble.ca, and former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women

“Poles Apart is quite possibly the most fun you can ever have while reading about the struggle for equality. Light-hearted, wickedly funny in skewering every male/female stereotype, and surprisingly touching in some of its more tender and off-beat relationships, this novel lights up the lovability of feminism and its defenders.”

— Michele Landsberg, journalist, author, feminist, and social activist

“I am a blogger. Terry Fallis is supposedly not a blogger. But he’s written a cleverly observed book that’s taught me things about blogging and being a blogger that even I wasn’t aware of.”

— Elaine Lui, author of Listen to the Squawking Chicken and founder of LaineyGossip.com

“Fallis is an expert at creating a cast of characters who display compassion, empathy, and humour. This new novel (Poles Apart) showcases why he is one of Canada’s most popular novelists.”

— Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The anonymous blog is intelligent, thoughtful, and bold, brazenly taking on various injustices in the lives of women. But it’s the blogger Eve’s post about the controversial entrepreneur behind XY, a new chain of high-end strip clubs opening up across the country, that sets off a firestorm. In a matter of hours, the site crashes, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of modern feminism.

But who, exactly, is the Eve behind Eve of Equality? Well . . . not who you might think. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring writer and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite blog in his new apartment, at his kitchen table, and his life is about to change forever.

Hilarious and smart, and offering timely commentary on a subject that is flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his best, confirming his status as a king of CanLit comedy.

About Terry Fallis

Photo of Terry Fallis outdoors, greyscale

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of nine national bestsellers, including his most recent, A New Season (2023), all published by McClelland & Stewart (M&S).

Terry has written for many publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Toronto Star.

Terry lives in Toronto and can be reached at tfallis@gmail.com.