Creative writing

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

Always an avid storyteller, a forty-year advertising career primed Norman’s creative writing pump.

Now that “Dalton” is complete, Norman has moved on to other writing projects, including working concurrently on the third and fourth novel in the “Butch” series.

Butch

A novel by Norman Fournier

Cover graphics for Butch, a novel by Norman Fournier

“Butch” is the hard-boiled crime story of a young, petite Cree woman, living on the wrong side of the tracks, mistaken for a prostitute and kidnapped by three men who brutalize, rape, beat, and leave her for dead at the landfill. Against all odds she survives and experiences a remarkable metamorphosis.

Her case falls to the Edmonton Police Department Aboriginal Liaison, a heartbroken burnout in way over his head. When it becomes clear that the police aren't taking her seriously, and fumble her case, the young woman takes the law into her own hands and discovers she dispenses justice with flair and élan.

At the same time a sadistic serial killer is preying on Indigenous women working as prostitutes.

All three, the young woman, the cop, and the serial killer, are involved with, in love with, or heartbroken by, a promiscuous, beautiful, bisexual nymphomaniac. Through her all four are all drawn into fatal conflict.

Butch themes include revenge, racism, semantics, and semiotics.

Dalton

A novel by Norman Fournier

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“Dalton” retells the story of “Butch” from the point of view of the lead detective on the case, Detective Dalton Devlin, Aboriginal Liaison, Edmonton Police Department.

Dalton is the only Cree police officer on the force, so he was handed the Aboriginal Liaison position by default, in spite of his disinclination to properly perform the duties that his job entails.

Dalton is a heart-broken burn out; he drinks too much scotch, he smokes too much grass. He’s overworked and underpaid; a disillusioned dirty cop on the take. Into his hands falls the case of a vicious attack on a young Cree woman who is raped, beaten and left for dead.

He is obsessed with Monique de Beaumont, the beautiful model that left him, not for a man, but for a number of men. She haunts his waking hours as well as his dreams.

At the same time, besides the usual ongoing background noise of murdered girls and women, a serial killer is preying on the Indigenous women who work in Edmonton’s sex trade.

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.

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

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 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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Background information

The relationship between the Indigenous Peoples and the Crown is troubled and governed by laws, treaties, and proclamations.

A number of these documents are presented here, in chronological order. It is interesting to note that the Indigenous Peoples are referred to by nationality in the early documents and are then collated into overarching categories, for example the terms “Indian”, and “Aboriginal” are used to represent a large number of Peoples from widely separated geographic areas, speaking different languages, and practicing different cultures.

The Royal Proclamation of 1763

Treaty #4

The Indian Act

The Canadian Constitution Act

Blog

A web log by Norman Fournier

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