Just Outside of Hope is the second novel in a trilogy, the sequel to Road Without End.
It moves through the early 1980s taking us from the Canadian Prairie Provinces to the pubs, bath houses and nude beaches of Vancouver, British Columbia. Like the first novel, this book is comprised of two different stories about the two main characters.
It is now September 1980 and ex-Lieutenant Jim Whitelaw is dealing with the guilt he feels from the fall out of a military tribunal, and lingering family issues which make things worse. But just as he feels he’s getting his life back together, cracks appear once more and he has to make some serious decisions.
Meanwhile, in a matter of a moment, Jim’s friend and sometimes lover Bert Gilhuis, finds himself trapped in a serious situation that eventually sees him set off on new adventures in Vancouver.
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