Maxine

Paperback | March 20, 2013

byClaire Wilkshire

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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.

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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 ...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.48 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:March 20, 2013Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1550814028

ISBN - 13:9781550814026

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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.