Finalist BC Book Prize (Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize)
Finalist City of Vancouver Book Prize
The Door Is Open is a compassionate, reflective, and informative memoir about three-and-a-half years spent volunteering at a skid row drop-in centre in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. In an area most renowned for its shocking social ills, and the notorious distinction of holding the country‘s “very poorest forward sortation area of all 7,000 postal prefixes,” Bart Campbell dismantles our hard-held notions about poverty, the disenfranchised, substance abuse, and the nature of charity.
The Door Is Open is one man’s story of a transformative journey into the complicated and complex world of poverty.ISBN 1895636361