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The Other Side of Youth

The Other Side of Youth

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ISBN10: 1551525232
ISBN13: 9781551525235
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Published: May 13 2014
Pages: 163
Weight: 0.50
Height: 0.40 Width: 5.40 Depth: 7.90
Language: English
Kelli Deeth's female protagonists confront the emotional complexities of marriage, childlessness, adoption, adolescent longing, friendship, and death; they mourn the loss of youth while grappling with the uncertainties of adulthood.

In Vera's Room, a woman who is unable to conceive negotiates a tense relationship with the seven-year-old girl she and her husband have adopted. In Embrace, Theresa, a young woman who has just had an abortion decides to give up on sexual desire and settle with a divorced father who can provide her with safety. And in Sis, Jenny moves back to Toronto from Winnipeg in order to start her life over and reconnect with her step-brother, with whom she shares complicated and tragic childhood.

These are stories about the vagaries of family and the narrow chasm between longing and grief; with a deft hand and a knowing eye, Kelli Deeth creates stories that are devastating, incisive portraits of dysfunction and desire.

Kelli Deeth's first book, The Girl without Anyone (HarperCollins Canada), was a Globe and Mail best book of 2001. She teaches writing at the University of Toronto.

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