The AgeeBook - 2014
An highly-charged, edgy debut novel, by an author who burst onto the scene with a much-talked-about, memorable story collection Dead Girls. The Age is eagerly anticipated, and, though set several decades in the past, it is a perfect coming of age novel for today. For readers of Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Heather O'Neill. Set in Vancouver in 1984, as Soviet warships swarm the Atlantic, the story takes place over two weeks when a teenage girl's life suddenly catapults into adulthood. Still trying to make sense of her father's desertion of the family years before, Gerry is struggling against her mother's love, with where she belongs, and with her sexual identity. She is bolstered by her grandfather, an eccentric ex-news anchor in the throes of a divorce, and sometimes by her complicated, charged relationship with her closest friend, Ian. He has fallen in with a charismatic older woman Megan and her friends Andri and Michelle, a group of subversive...
Publisher: New York : McClelland & Stewart, 2014.
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)