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LPG Loan Stars Catalogue: Spring 2019

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Even Weirder Than Before
By (author): Susie Taylor
9781550817713 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce May 30, 2019
$22.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.25 in | 1 kg 264 pages Breakwater Books Ltd Breakwater Books

Daisy’s job is to be as unobtrusive as possible. But when her father suddenly leaves and her mother breaks down, Daisy’s old life disappears, and she is set free in the rift created between her parents. Susie Taylor’s sharp, quick-witted prose carries Daisy through a family cataclysm, relationships with boys, and her increasingly confusing feelings towards girls, especially Wanda. A refreshingly perceptive and honest debut, Even Weirder Than Before explores the nature of family, friendships, and sexual awakenings—and introduces one of Newfoundland’s most exciting new writers.

Susie Taylor’s work has won the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for emerging writers, Riddle Fence’s Leaside Fiction Prize and Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards. Even Weirder Than Before is her first novel. She lives in Harbour Grace.

"...witty, tender, heartbreaking, and luminous. Daisy Radcliffe is so honestly rendered, so absolutely present, so full of life, she is unforgettable. This is the truest depiction of what it feels like to grow up that I've read in a very long time." - Lisa Moore

"It’s a queer coming-of-age novel, but its politics is a trick up its sleeve, the very best move saved until the novel’s final sentence… With a subtle hand, Taylor has written a political book that’s also at home in its bright and appealing pink cover—and it’s absolutely a joy to behold." - Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

"...a deeply personal, deeply funny book, which is garnering a lot of attention." - Library Services Canada

"This book is refreshing... honest... and compulsively readable... one of the best books I've ever read about the complexities of growing up." - Bookalong, Downhome Magazine

“Taylor has written a compassionate and compelling story with a charming and fully realized main character. I can’t wait to read more from this relative newcomer.” - Denise Flint, Downhome Magazine

"I met Daisy Radcliffe between the covers of this book and instantly loved her. Loved her strength. Loved her originality. Daisy meets her everyday realities head on. Susie Taylor has provided her readers with a fresh take on navigating through the awkwardness of the coming of age period. I laughed out loud and cried with real feeling. Susie Taylor has crafted a modern character so bursting with life she is absolutely unforgettable. I look forward to reading more by this author." - Kerry Clare, Atlantic Book Reviews

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