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Fiction Humorous


by (author) Cordelia Strube

Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Humorous, Literary, Family Life
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
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  • CD-Audio

    Publish Date
    May 2016
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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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.

About the author

Born and raised in Montreal, Cordelia Strube trained as an actress, moving to Toronto in the ’80s. She turned to writing plays for radio and in 1987 won the CBC Literary Competition for her play Mortal. She has also won the Toronto Arts Foundation Protege Award and been shortlisted for the Prix Italia, the Books In Canada First Novel Award, the ReLit, and the Governor General’s Award. Her seven novels include Milton’s Elements, Dr. Kalbfleisch and the Chicken Restaurant and Planet Reese.

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Editorial Reviews

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

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