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Strange Heaven

by Lynn Coady, afterword by Marina Endicott

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list price: $11.99
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Winner, Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award, Canadian Authors Association Air Canada Award, Dartmouth Book Award, and Thomas Head Raddall Award
Shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Fiction

She's depressed, they say. Apathetic. Bridget Murphy, almost eighteen, has had it with her zany family. When she is transferred to the psych ward after giving birth and putting her baby up for adoption, it is a welcome relief — even with the manic ranting of a teen stripper and come-ons of another delusional inmate.

But this oasis of relative calm is short-lived. Christmas is coming, and Uncle Albert arrives to whisk her back to the bedlam of home and the booze-soaked social life that got her into trouble in the first place. Her grandmother raves from her bed, banging the wall with a bedpan through a litany of profanities. Her father curses while her mother tries to keep the lid on developmentally delayed Uncle Rollie. The baby's father wants to sue her, and her friends don't get that she's changed.

About the Authors
Lynn Coady is the author of the bestselling novel The Antagonist, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the novels Mean Boy, Saints of Big Harbour, and Strange Heaven and the short story collection Play the Monster Blind. — — Website: — http://www.lynncoady.com/? — Twitter:? http://www.twitter.com/lynn_coady
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Lynn Coady is the author of the bestselling novel The Antagonist, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the novels Mean Boy, Saints of Big Harbour, and Strange Heaven and the short story collection Play the Monster Blind. — — Website: — http://www.lynncoady.com/? — Twitter:? http://www.twitter.com/lynn_coady
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Awards
  • Winner, Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award
  • Winner, Thomas Head Raddall Award
  • Winner, Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)
  • Winner, Canadian Authors Association Air Canada Award
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Fiction
  • Winner, Canadian Authors' Association Air Canada Award
  • Winner, Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award
Editorial Reviews

"Her work is among the most noteworthy in the country."

— <i>National Post</i>

"Cape Breton humour at its blackest, most profane and politically incorrect best."

— <i>Chronicle Herald</i>

"An exciting debut ... rivalling Roddy Doyle's black comedies of Dublin life."

— Amazon.ca

"Lynn Coady is out to bust the stereotype; she writes about her home with irreverence, ambivalence, and a lot of humour."

— <i>Quill & Quire</i>

"A stellar first novel ... both nightmarish and laugh-out-loud funny."

— <i>Quill & Quire</i>

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