Deep Into the Weeds
Farmers are the backbone of Canada, ensuring safe and healthy produce to eat. But when dairy farmer Preston McPherson can no longer make ends meet, he must turn to a more lucrative crop. With the aid of his corrupt brother-in-law Sergeant Fergus Becker, Preston converts his family farm into a legal marijuana growing operation. As Norfolk County’s newest cannabis grower, Preston faces a new set of pressures. From the daily protests outside his farm, government inspectors, gangsters, and a cannabis-eating cow, this simple farmer is thrown into a world that leaves him Deep into the Weeds.
From humorist and author Willie Handler comes a biting commentary on the legal marijuana industry. Handler, who hails from Canada, takes a dark turn in his new book that deals with the mishaps of a budding entrepreneur. Preston’s exploits in Ontario feel a bit like a combination of Breaking Bad” and Fargo, complete with everyday absurdity and clumsiness of straddling criminality and its optics. North American readers on either side of the border may appreciate Handler’s characters as they hilariously maintain the overly polite, Tim Horton drinking Canadian stereotypes in the face of difficult scenarios. Handler’s dry satirical style ranges from slightly absurd to laugh-out-loud funny. Deep into the Weeds is bound to grow on you.
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