Terry Fallis has moved out of his comfort zone. His first three novels were all wry takes on political life – with a focus on Parliament Hill or at least his experience there. In No Relation ($22.95, Douglas Gibson), his protagonist is an ad copy writer who loses his job and his girlfriend on the same day and faces pressure from his dad to join the family clothing business. Look for Fallis’s trademark humour in a story about a guy saddled with the name Earnest Hemmingway. Fallis reads at the Reference Library on Monday (May 26, See book listings, this page) and does a Lunch + Learn event at the Gardiner Museum on May 29.