Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World (Paperback)Janet E Cameron (author)
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House Parties. Pick-Up Trucks. Cherry-Vanilla Ice-Cream. Prom Night. Unrequited Love.
Welcome to the spring of 1987 and the world of Stephen Shulevitz who, with three months of high school to go in the small town of Riverside, Nova Scotia, has just realised he's fallen in love - with exactly the wrong person.
Welcome to the end of the world.
As Stephen navigates his last few months before college dealing with his overly dependent mother, his distant, pot-smoking father, and his dysfunctional best friends Lana and Mark, he must decide between love and childhood friendship; between the person he is and the person he can be. But sometimes leaving the past behind is harder than it seems . . .
Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World is a bittersweet story of growing up and of one young man finding happiness on his own terms.
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 502 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 29 mm
Witty, devastating, with a melancholy humour, it's an impressive debut that begs to be read in one emotional tear-streaked rush * Sunday Business Post *
I raced through it, found it hard to put down when I had to and wanted more when I was finished ... Page-turning, top drawer stuff in the genre it lives in -- Rick O'Shea * Bord Gais Energy Book Club *
Cameron's portrayal of 17-year-old Stephen Shulevitz is astonishingly good ... A juicy coming-of-age novel, and an important read * The Globe and Mail, Toronto *
A poignant debut ... Cameron doesn't shy away from the complexity of her material, and the effects are heart-wrenching. * Quill and Quire *
(Cameron is ) a talented writer, and the journey she takes us on is always pleasurable, sometimes moving, and has a lyrical literary style ... Stephen himself is a sharply drawn protagonist, his teenage view of the world suitably cynical, but underlined with almost poetic, acute observation * GCN *
A fantastic debut novel ... The book is warm, witty, heartfelt and utterly engaging - it's a superb coming-of-age tale * Irish News *
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