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Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers Summer 2019

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We Contain Multitudes
By (author): Sarah Henstra
9780735264212 Hardcover English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT May 14, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 5.88 x 8.56 x 1.31 in 384 pages Penguin Random House Canada Teen Penguin Teen
 
White Pine Award 2020, Nominated
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets I’ll Give You the Sun in an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teen boys, told through the letters written to one another.

Thrown together by a zealous English teacher’s classroom-mailbox assignment, notorious scrapper, Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky, and Jonathan Hopkirk, a flamboyant Walt Whitman wannabe, have to write an old-fashioned letter to each other every week.

Kurl is a senior, an ex high school football player, held back a year, while Jo is a nerdy, out tenth grader with a penchant for vintage clothes and a deep love for poetry. They are an unlikely pair, but with each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying and familial abuse, Jonathan and Kurl must struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship, and each other.

SARAH HENSTRA is the author of the YA historical fiction Mad Miss Mimic, which was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction as well as the CLA Young Adult Book of the Year, among other honours, and The Red Word, for adults. She is a professor of English at Ryerson University, where she teaches courses in Gothic Literature, Fairy Tales & Fantasy, and Women in Fiction. Some of her best story ideas come from class discussions. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her two sons.

Author Residence: Toronto, Ontario

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Author Social Media: sarahhenstra.com / @sarahhenstra

One of BookRiot’s 25 Awesome 2019 Queer YA Books to Preorder Right Now
One of CBC’s 29 Canadian Kids Books & YA to Look For in Spring 2019
One of Booklist's Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth 2019
One of BookPage's Best Young Adult Books of 2019
One of Quill And Quire’s Honorable Mentions for 2019 Books of the Year for Young People
One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019


PRAISE FOR We Contain Multitudes:


"This exploration of self and sexuality is sure to be quickly embraced by fans of Love, Simon, They Both Die in the End and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.” --Siân Gaetano, Shelf Awareness, Editor (Children's and YA)

"The title of this book is incredibly fitting. Jonathan and Kurl are two complex and fascinating characters, and they instantly drew me into the world created by their letters and their love. It's an astonishing romance and character study that also happens to be full of gorgeous writing." --Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves and Pulp

"We Contain Multitudes is an emotional journey, both heartbreaking and healing. A true love letter to the way family, friendships, and first loves slowly peel away our carefully-constructed walls to the layers beneath. Henstra’s words are a universe I never want to escape." --Julian Winters, author of Running With Lions

“This is an absolutely extraordinary work of fiction that proves the epistolary novel is an art form. Kurl and Jo are characters to die for, emotionally compelling and empathetic. . . . [This novel] is not to be missed.” --STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

“Sarah Henstra has crafted a nuanced text that is heartbreaking, hopeful, poetic, and captivating, creating a literary space for two seemingly disparate young men to forge a bond and discover that they each truly do contain multitudes!” --Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

“A love story, a therapy session, a reason to read Whitman — the sweetness of unexpected amour is here, as is the saline of sadness . . . Your reason to root for love — and the power of the pen.” --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

“A stunning, stylish, sensitive novel.” --Resource Links

“Henstra’s latest is certainly multitudinous: worth reading, enjoying, interrogating.” --Quill & Quire

“. . . [A]s a medium for reporting day-to-day occurrences and conveying intimate feelings and classic themes—love, lust, and betrayal, among others—the letters shine.”-- Publishers Weekly

“ . . . an epic, sweeping romance — and gay teens deserve more of those.” --The Horn Book

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