July 31, 2018|
Demi-gods by Eliza Robertson
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Winner of the 2018 Quebec Writers'' Federation Award for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction 

Bold and provocative, Demi-Gods explores a girl''s attempt to make a life of her own choosing in a world dominated by men, in this story of love, lust, and the spaces in between.

     It is 1950, and Willa''s mother has a new beau. The arrival of his blue-eyed, sun-kissed sons at Willa''s summer home signals the end of her safe childhood. As her entrancing older sister Joan pairs off with Kenneth, nine-year-old Willa is drawn to his strange and solitary younger brother, Patrick.
     Left to their own devices, Willa is swept up in Patrick''s wicked games. As they grow up, their encounters become increasingly charged with sexuality and degradation. But when Willa finally tries to reverse the trajectory of their relationship, an act of desperation has devastating results. 
     Unfolding between the wild freedoms of British Columbia and the glittering beaches of California, Demi-Gods explores a girl''s attempt to forge a path of her own choosing in a world where female independence is suspect. Sensitive, playful, and entirely original, Eliza Robertson is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary literature.
ELIZA ROBERTSON attended the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the 2011 Man Booker Scholarship. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize and Journey Prize. Her first story collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Ang...
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.94 X 5.27 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.94 X 5.27 X 0.72 in
Published:July 31, 2018
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143191421

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