Listen on the go: Four Days investigation, narrated by Kevin Donovan
The following is excerpted from The Four Days Investigation, published by HarperCollins/Harper, in its entirety, which can be read for free.
The Four Days – a look at the past, present, and future of Canada
I am sitting at my desk, my back straight, my fingers poised on the keyboard. Over the top of my head, a poster of the New York Yankees, the New York Yankees, the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees, they’re so good. These guys. When I was ten, my parents took me to a Yankees game. There were two guys, they were dressed like Yankees fans, except they didn’t have their caps in their hands, and they were smoking. When they saw I was there, they dropped their cigarettes, and walked off. They went to the concession stand, found a box of peanuts, and started eating them. They laughed, and told me to do the same. My parents, they didn’t believe me.
I got a reputation as someone who did things. Now, it has a name. It’s known to a lot of people, and it’s not what I want it to be. It’s known to a lot of people, and it’s not what I want it to be.
These days, there’s a lot of talk about what happens after you’re dead. People talk about it a lot, a lot. You’d think that my parents would be more interested in having a conversation about what I want, but I think they’d be surprised by it.
In my life, I’ve been asked a lot of questions. Once, I was asked if I believed in heaven. I answered “I don’t understand why.” They kept asking and now I know. They asked if I believed in hell, and I also answered “I don