“a taught psychological drama that readers will find impossible to put down”
— Nancy Wigston, Books in Canada
My first novel, Where the Rocks Say Your Name…, details eight weeks in the lives of four teens in a hardcore mining town in northern Canada. Ally and Toby, life-long locals, Rina, a Sarajevo refugee, and Adam, the returning urban native warrior get lost in each others’ individual and collective mythologies as they find love, friendship, violence and tragedy in one long, last summer.
The book jacket says: “Unflinchingly honest, and disturbingly poignant, the story captures the displacement of “northerners,” the struggle for identity, and the restlessness of teens in isolated communities. In a place that makes them feel lonely, they try never to be alone; and in lives confounded by rituals and restraints, their search for meaning is elusive.”
Shortlisted for the 2007 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.
Shortlisted for the 2007 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2007 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book.
WRSYN Discussion Guide (PDF):
ISBN: ISBN 1-897235-11-9
$19.95; 296 pages