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When We Were Good
By (author): Suzanne Sutherland
9781927513118 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14 - 18, Grade (CAN) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 14 - 21 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Homosexuality Toronto Apr 15, 2012
Active 7 x 5 x 0.5 in 240 pages Three O'Clock Press Sumach Press
A literary love letter to punk rock and unexpected romance.

The year 2000 isn't starting out too well for Toronto high school senior Katherine Boatman. Not only has her oldest friend ditched her for yet another boyfriend, her beloved grandmother died on New Year's Eve leaving a void of goodness in her life that Katherine's not sure how to fill. While overwhelmed with sadness and self-doubt, Katherine unexpectedly finds new love, both for Toronto's underground music scene and for her would-be saviour: a straight edge, loud mouth misfit named Marie. As Katherine seeks comfort in jagged guitars, mind-reading poets and honest conversations, she struggles to figure out not only what she and Marie might mean to each other, but also what it truly means to be good.

Suzanne Sutherland is a Toronto-based writer. Her short fiction has appeared in various magazines and literary journals such as Descant and Steel Bananas, and she is the co-founder of the Toronto Zine Library. When We Were Good is her first book.

Suzanne Sutherland's debut novel is a stunning, heartbreaking Toronto/punk/lesbian coming-of-age story that will deeply affect everyone who's ever had, y'know, feelings. If you aren't compelled to mark up your hands with X's or start a band after reading this book, you probably never will be. - Evan Munday, author of The Dead Kids Detective Agency

Finally, the definitive Toronto novel for a new generation of readers. Suzanne Sutherland's When We Were Good is an ode to the city, to music, and to falling in love. - Kerry Clare, writer and editor at the 49th Shelf

"Sutherland is able to capture the confusion and despair in losing your closest friend and the only person who seemed to understand you and still manages to provide an 'it gets better' message...A good addition to LGBTQ offerings." - VOYA

"There is an abundance of useful and sometimes wonderful images..., quirky humour where one least expects it, and soul wrenching honesty. Katherine is a protagonist who really lives...Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

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