Falling through the Cracks

January 1, 1996|
Falling through the Cracks by Lesley Choyce
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Melanie and Trent are fighters. They fight to hold their dead-end jobs and stay in school at the same time. They fight to stay off the streets, fight against a welfare system that is worse than useless for them. They fight to stay together.

When they manage to find an apartment together things seem to be getting better. But some of the other tenants are wild and dangerous and only make matters worse. And when Trent starts disappearing mysteriously, reappearing with lots of cash, Melanie gets worried. Soon she finds herself fighting alone, fighting to stay alive.

Set against the gritty background of inner-city Halifax, Falling Through the Cracks is a story about the difficulties faced by the young and dispossessed, and of the indifference they often face in their struggles to survive.
LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men''s Open Canadian National Surfing Championships, he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round, along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-br...
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Title:Falling through the CracksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:121 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:121 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.25 inPublished:1 janvier 1996Publisher:Formac Publishing Company LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887803644

ISBN - 13:9780887803642

Appropriate for ages: 11

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