Cordelia Strube

Longlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize!
Shortlisted for the 2010 Trillium e-book Award!

Lemon has 3 moms: a organic one she’s by no means met, her followed father’s suicidal ex, and Drew, a college crucial who hasn’t left the home because she was once stabbed by way of a scholar. She has one deadbeat dad, one younger cancer-riddled protégé, and associates, the college tramp and a depressed poet.

Figuring the numbers are opposed to her, Lemon simply can’t be troubled attempting to slot in. She spurns style, tv, or even the mall. She reads Mary Wollstonecraft and will get frustrated that Jane Eyre is this type of wimp. in the meantime, the adults in her lifestyles are all mired in self-centredness, and the opposite teenagers are becoming excessive, beating one another up in parks, and attempting to outsex each other. highschool is distress, a tribulation run for an unsatisfied maturity of bloated waistlines, undesirable intercourse, contradictions, and inequities, and not anything suggestions counsellor Blecher can say will persuade Lemon otherwise.

But making the alternative to choose out of intercourse and violence and melanoma and sadness doesn’t suggest that these items don’t locate you. it will likely be as much as Lemon if she will live to tell the tale them along with her ordinary cavalier aplomb.

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