Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in
Published: March 20, 2013
Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1550814028
ISBN - 13: 9781550814026
From the Publisher
Imagine a new life. Maxine Carter suddenly finds herself searching for a fresh start-a way around her own gnawing fear of an untimely death and a wasted life. What she discovers is her neighbour''s nine-year-old son, Kyle. As Maxine becomes the boy''s constant companion and as Kyle deals with his parents'' increasing absence and with life as an outsider in a new city, he slowly manages to reinvent Maxine''s real and imaginative life. Smart, funny, and poignant, Claire Wilkshire''s impressive debut is a novel about overcoming personal fears in a world wracked by private loss and public anxiety, and about finding friendship in the most unlikely places.
About the Author
Claire Wilkshire is a freelance writer and editor. Her short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies and literary magazines. She lives in St. John''s with writer Larry Mathews and their children, Tim and Sally. Maxine is her first novel.
Book lovers will enjoy Maxine, an original and witty story about how a novel is lived as it is being written. Claire Wilkshire`s writing is unpretentious, ironic, clever and a pleasure to read.