This Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren CarterThis Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren Carter

This Has Nothing To Do With You

byLauren Carter

Paperback | September 7, 2019

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The morning after her high school graduation, Mel and her older brother Matt drive by a crime scene. A few hours later, the police arrive at their door; it turns out the two siblings had witnessed the aftermath of a murder committed by their mother. This Has Nothing to Do With You is the story of how Mel and her brother come to terms with their mother''s destruction of their family and the past which fuelled her actions.

Three years after the murder, Mel has not gone to visit her mother in prison--and there isn''t much hope that she is going to. After drifting around the continent, living in Vancouver''s Downtown Eastside, and then in a cave in Arizona, she has returned to her family and friends in Northern Ontario and is struggling to care for a dog, Grommet, a mastiff with a tragic past who lives with her in a too-small apartment that does not allow pets. Meanwhile Matt, a new parent, is withdrawing from his family, increasingly unable to pull himself away from the news, looking on in horror as the Rwandan genocide unfolds, desperate to do something.

Lauren Carter''s compulsively readable novel follows a dynamic cast of characters about their lives in Northern Ontario and pays tribute to the bonds that are formed through trauma and grief--with siblings, spouses, lovers, friends, and dogs.

Lauren Carter is the author of four books including the novels This Has Nothing To Do With You and Swarm and the poetry collections Following Sea and Lichen Bright. Her first novel, Swarm, was on CBC''s list of 40 novels that could change Canada. In 2014, her short story "Rhubarb" won top place in the Prairie Fire fiction prize and app...
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Title:This Has Nothing To Do With YouFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inPublished:September 7, 2019Publisher:Freehand BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988298547

ISBN - 13:9781988298542

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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