Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Stupid Crimes

Stupid Crimes

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Stupid Crimes grows like a map of East Vancouver, and stretches from Little Italy to Chinatown. Using Barry Delta, parole officer, as an entreƩ to this world of the shady, the blue collar, and the deeply bruised, Dennis E. Bolen has increased the range of consciousness and language at play.


  • Publication: Jan 1992
  • ISBN: 9781895636017
  • Pages: 178 pp
  • Size: 5.5 x 8.25 inches

Since his first highly-acclaimed 1991 novel, Stupid Crimes (Anvil Press), Dennis E. Bolen has written three other novels: Stand In Hell, Krekshuns, and Toy Gun (Anvil Press). He is also the author of the short story collection Gas Tank & Other Stories (Anvil Press). He has worked as a parole officer in Vancouver and has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia. For many years Mr. Bolen held the post of fiction editor for the literary journal subTerrain, contributing editor to the Vancouver Review, and has acted as a columnist and part-time editorial board member at the Vancouver Sun.

Books by Dennis E. Bolen