Choke Hold was Todd’s first novel

After a seven-year absence, the prodigal son Jeremy Little comes home to the small Alberta town of Seymour, where a teenage trauma has shaped his outlook on life. 

As Bruce Lee once said, "To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person." Jeremy struggles with his fear as he learns to open himself up to his family and the possibilities of love. 

Choke Hold is an original, quirky novel--in the traditional of Miriam Toews's Summer of my Amazing Luck--that follows the life of a young man who feels torn between the need to defend himself and the desire to stop fighting.