East Vancouver in the '50s and '60s was a low income, blue-collar neighbourhood. Kids grew up with minimum supervision. They left home in the morning, showed up for dinner, and were gone again until "the gun" sounded at 9 p.m.
During the time away adventures were undertaken, friendships were forged, and character was created. East Van Rules - was not only meant as a challenge, but also a code to live by.
From a ten year old playing for the elementary school softball championship, to a teenage tough strutting his stuff at the local dances, to a hippie youth hitchhiking across Canada during the Summer of Love, these four short stories and novella highlight the life of a boy growing up in this tumultuous time and impart why you can take the boy out of East Van, but you'll never take East Van out of the boy.