Scarborough

May 1, 2017|
Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
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Trillium Book Award and City of Toronto Book Award finalist; Edmund White Debut Fiction Award finalist; A Globe 100, National Post and Quill and Quire Best Book of the Year; Longlisted for Canada Reads

Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighbourhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner-city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight-knit neighbourhood under fire: among them, Victor, a black artist harassed by the police; Winsum, a West Indian restaurant owner struggling to keep it together; and Hina, a Muslim school worker who witnesses first-hand the impact of poverty on education.

And then there are the three kids who work to rise above a system that consistently fails them: Bing, a gay Filipino boy who lives under the shadow of his father''s mental illness; Sylvie, Bing''s best friend, a Native girl whose family struggles to find a permanent home to live in; and Laura, whose history of neglect by her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father.

Scarborough offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places: a neighbourhood that refuses to be undone.

Catherine Hernandez is the author of the novel Scarborough, which won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu Award; was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, and Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; and was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. It made the "Best of 2017" list from The Globe and...
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Title:ScarboroughFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:264 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551526778

ISBN - 13:9781551526775

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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