The Weather Inside by Emily SasoThe Weather Inside by Emily Saso

The Weather Inside

byEmily Saso

Paperback | September 24, 2016

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It's summer in Toronto, and the snow and ice are relentless. Too bad no one but Avery can see it.

Avery Gauthier can't get far enough away from her past: the death of her beloved father, the abuse she suffered as a teen, and the religion that tore her parents apart. A reality-refugee, she's managed to keep the chaos of her former life at bay... until now.

When her husband returns to the Jehovah's Witnesses, her estranged mother wants back in, and the snow (invisible to everyone but Avery) piles up and up and up, Avery is forced to face her greatest fears. She looks to the outside for help, to her mysterious superintendent and the comforts of a local weatherman, only to realize that the solutions lie where the problem does: within.

A twisted, darkly funny and redemptive tale, The Weather Inside will leave you wondering where the line is drawn between what's real and what's imagined, and why Armageddon isn't always the end of the world.

Emily Saso writes fiction and screenplays. She lives in Toronto and blogs at egoburn.blogspot.ca. The Weather Inside is her debut novel.
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Title:The Weather InsideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 24, 2016Publisher:Freehand BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1988298008

ISBN - 13:9781988298009

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fresh and Unflinching Snow, according to the main character's beloved father, is "nature's most misunderstood insulator," so when it begins to appear to Avery Gauthier in the middle of July, the reader can be sure that Avery will use it to build yet another layer of protection between herself and a world of fraught relationships she can't handle. The warning her father gives her about building snow shelters, "Don't forget to leave a hole in the roof" is what drives the book. Will Avery remember in time that what she considers protection, could entomb her? The fact that the author is also a screenwriter won't surprise anyone who's read The Weather Inside. The dialogue snaps off the page, and gives the reader crucial insights into a protagonist who is otherwise in the habit of keeping her true self hidden from view. The writing is fresh and unflinching, and Avery's is an original and fascinating voice. Her bleak sense of humour makes this a tragicomedy that readers of Atwood's The Edible Woman will certainly enjoy.
Date published: 2016-10-03