Andrew Pyper earned recognition and critical acclaim with Lost Girls. In Kiss Me, his debut collection, he gives us stories of a twenty-something generation, of growing up in the small towns and cities of Canada, and of confronting the universal dilemmas of life in the real world. No tidy coming-of-age collection, Kiss Me is populated with characters who struggle to reach out—sometimes painfully, sometimes comically, and not always successfully—to make sense of their seemingly fractured condition in an equally disaffected universe. First love, first lust, first high, first terrible moment of awareness that in a single moment, life can change forever—this is shimmering, profound writing that moves from subtly detailed moments of awakening to brutal, often shattering epiphanies.
About the author
ANDREW PYPER is the author of Lost Girls, his highly acclaimed first novel that was a bestseller in Canada, in the Top 10 on the TimesUK paperback list and in the Top 30 of The New York Times paperback bestseller list. The novel was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and The New York Times and is currently being adapted for the screen. His second novel, The Trade Mission, was selected as a Top 10 Best Book of the Year by the Toronto Star and was published in Canada, the US and the UK to great acclaim. Pyper is also theauthor of Kiss Me, a collection of short stories. While researching and writing The Wildfire Season, he spent three of the past five summers living in the Yukon. His home is in Toronto. Visit his website at www.andrewpyper.com.