Night Town by Cathi BondNight Town by Cathi Bond

Night Town

byCathi Bond

Paperback | March 28, 2013

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When tragedy strikes, thirteen-year-old Maddy Barnes's life shatters. Torn from her family and village, she finds herself out on the mean streets of Toronto in the 1970s, a gritty twilight world of street kids, speed freaks, glam rockers, body rub parlours and a vicious biker name Hermann.But Toronto is also the centre of Canada's emerging gay revolution. As men and women start coming out of the shadows, Maddy confronts the shadows of her own past, and ultimately comes to understand that sometimes there's no explaining the unspeakable things we do for love.
Title:Night TownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:March 28, 2013Publisher:Iguana BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927403626

ISBN - 13:9781927403624

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really enjoyed reading about Maddy as she moved from childhood to adolescence, and small town to big city. This book is a moving portrait of what it's like to grow up in a small town feeling misunderstood and misplaced. I was left wanting to know what happened to Maddy next ... and look forward to either a sequel or a movie!
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous debut novel, Maddy is an unforgettable heroine It's unusual for a writer to be able to capture what it's like to be a teenager, especially one who's in the process of coming out while dealing with tragic personal loss. Night Town successfully brings the worlds of conservative, God-fearing, WASP, small-town Ontario and 1970s Toronto (a.k.a. sin city) together, while following the story of a young woman and a family trying to come to terms with personal devastation. A book about loss, redemption, and the power of truth and love. Moving and eye-opening.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great First Novel! I Couldn't Put It Down! This is a wonderful story for anyone who lived the sixties and seventies in Toronto, or anyone who missed out on that time, but wants to know what it was really like for us teenage "tomboys" trying to find ourselves. Cathi Bond's imagery made me remember all those places, events and people that I haven't thought about in years. God, how many of us lived that life? And yet, survived to find wonderful girlfriends and, now, wives. One thing I'd like to know is: how did I miss seeing you - spying on my life and taking notes, Cathi? And my wife's. Amazing! Thank you
Date published: 2013-05-04