Milo doesn't quite have it all together. His acting career has stalled. His girlfriend dumped him. His miserable father has vanished, and people keep moving into his house. When Robertson, the autistic eleven-year-old next door – the only person Milo really likes – gets bullied, Milo is finally spurred to action. Milo being Milo, that doesn't really go his way either, and soon people are winding up in the hospital, lost in the woods or possibly returned from the dead. Milosz is a novel about family: the blood kind, the accidental kind and the kind you rediscover on reality TV.
Cordelia Strube has won the CBC Literary Competition for her play Mortal and the Toronto Arts Foundation Protege Award and she has been shortlisted for the Prix Italia and the Governor General's Award. Her previous novels include Milton's Elements, Dr. Kalbfleisch and the Chicken Restaurant, Planet Reese and Lemon, which was longlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the 2010 Trillium Award.
Praise for Lemon:
‘Cordelia Strube is a terrific novelist … Strube doesn’t do sugar. She does vinegar. The condiments of the moment need to be sour, and we should honour Strube for her currency.’
– Toronto Star
‘Bitingly funny ... In introducing readers to the indomitable Lemon, Strube has taken us on a remarkable trip – part literary kaleidoscope, part emotional roller coaster – into the life and mind of a young girl searching for a love she can’t quite bring herself to believe in.’
– National Post