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Lemon

by Cordelia Strube

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literary, coming of age, contemporary women
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published: Oct 2009
ISBN:9781770562530
publisher: Coach House Books
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Lemon has three mothers: a biological one she's never met, her adopted father's suicidal ex, and Drew, a school principal who hasn’t left the house since she was stabbed by a student. She has one deadbeat dad, one young cancer-riddled protege, and two friends, the school tramp and a depressed poet. Figuring the numbers are against her, Lemon just can't be bothered trying to fit in. She spurns fashion, television, and even the mall. She reads Mary Wollstonecraft and gets pissed off that Jane Eyre is such a wimp. Meanwhile, the adults in her life are all mired in self-centredness, and the other kids are getting high, beating each other up in parks, and trying to outsex one another. High school is misery, a trial run for an unhappy adulthood of bloated waistlines, bad sex, contradictions, and inequities, and nothing guidance counsellor Blecher can say will convince Lemon otherwise. But making the choice to opt out of sex and violence and cancer and disappointment doesn't mean that these things don't find you. It will be up to Lemon if she can survive them with her usual cavalier aplomb.

About the Author

Cordelia Strube is the author of six previous works of fiction, and has been shortlisted for such awards as the Governor-General's Award for Fiction, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the ReLit Award. Her biting, satirical writing and the worlds she creates in her novels have inspired some critics to adopt the term "Strubian" to describe her writing. In addition to her novels, Strube has written several plays for CBC Radio.Strube lives and writes in Toronto.

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