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13

by Mary-Lou Zeitoun

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list price: $14.95
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ISBN:9780889842328
publisher: Porcupine's Quill
Description

First-time novelist Mary-Lou Zeitoun's 13 wryly evokes an unavoidable time and place in everyone's life -- the teenage years -- without rendering the experience into saccharine nostalgia. Zeitoun's imitation of the adolescent voice is dead-on, without falling into repetitious teenspeak.

About the Author

Mary-Lou Zeitoun is a graduate of York University's Theatre program (Toronto) and Communications Studies at Concordia University, (Montreal). Her fiction has been published in Taddle Creek Magazine. Raised in Ottawa, she lives in Toronto and works as an arts journalist. She has no cats.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
14 to 18
Grade:
9 to 13
Awards
  • Winner, New England Book Festival
Editorial Reviews

'What made 2002 wonderful was the mind-blowing work from new writers.... Zeitoun gets right into the head of a teenager growing up in 1980 in this kick-ass comic novel....'

— NOW Magazine

'[Zeitoun is] terrific at setting, and has a cinematic sensibility ... Zeitoun is also terrific at the pensive, vacillating, intimate, interior moments that really make a reader's breathing shift.'

— Globe & Mail

'Mary-Lou Zeitoun captures the self-obsessed, sullen, frustrating essence of what it is to be a semi-outcast adolescent girl so adroitly that I got spooked.... Here we all were thinking what misunderstood individuals we were and this woman sums us all up in 144 neatly bound pages.'

— NOW Magazine

'Anybody fearing for the future of Canadian writing need look no further than the authors we are showcasing today.... Reading 13 is like going through adolescence all over again. Mary-Lou Zeitoun ... has written a dramatic monologue in the voice of Marnie Harmon, a raging, passionate, smart and rebellious Ottawa teenager.... Marnie's voice, trembling between the playfulness of a child and the sneering bravado of an adolescent, is captivating.'

— Globe & Mail

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