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To Me You Seem Giant

by Greg Rhyno

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list price: $19.95
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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2017
ISBN:9781988732008
publisher: NeWest Press
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It's 1994 and Pete Curtis is pretty much done with Thunder Bay, Ontario. He's graduating high school and playing drums in a band that's ready to hit the road. Even though his parents, teachers, and new girlfriend seem a little underwhelmed, Pete knows he's on the verge of indie rock greatness.

Fast-forward ten years, Pete finds himself stuck teaching high school in the hometown he longed to escape, while his best friend and former bandmate is a bona fide rock star.

Greg Rhyno's debut novel is full of catchy hooks, compelling voices, and duelling time signatures. Told in two alternating decades, To Me You Seem Giant is a raucous and evocative story about trying to live in the present when you can't escape your past.

About the Author

Greg Rhyno was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Thunder Bay. His work has appeared in PRISM international and Vocamus Press, and he is a recipient of the J. Alex Munro Prize for Poetry. In addition, Rhyno has toured and recorded with such rock 'n' roll outfits as Phasers On Stun, the Parkas, and Wild Hearses. Currently, he works as a high school teacher and lives with his family in Guelph, Ontario. To Me You Seem Giant is his first novel. Find him online at gregrhyno.com.

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Awards
  • , Best Trade Fiction at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards
Editorial Review

Praise for To Me You Seem Giant:
"An engrossing and masterful debut, To Me You Seem Giant reads like a love letter: to the Canadian music scene, to the 1990s, and to the city of Thunder Bay."
~ Amy Jones, author of We're All in This Together
"Rhyno mixes in enough wit and self-deprecation with the troubles of youth and ennui of adulthood to make the story freshly entertaining, and the encyclopedic list of 1990s-era cultural artefacts provides a warm nostalgia for anyone who grew up in that unique historical moment."
~ William Best, Canadian Literature
"A brooding tenor - combined with a lifelong love for music that manifests itself in new ways as he ages - lends Pete's character a believable continuity."
~ Becky Robertson, Quill & Quire

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