Holding Still For As Long As Possible [NOOK Book]

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In this robust, scruffy, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, rising star Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of a generation we’ve rarely seen in literature — the 25-year-olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what’s public and what’s private. With this extraordinary novel — which offers a thrillingly detailed inside look at the work of paramedics, devastating insight into anxiety disorders, and entertaining celebrity ...
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Holding Still For As Long As Possible

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Overview


In this robust, scruffy, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, rising star Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of a generation we’ve rarely seen in literature — the 25-year-olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what’s public and what’s private. With this extraordinary novel — which offers a thrillingly detailed inside look at the work of paramedics, devastating insight into anxiety disorders, and entertaining celebrity gossip — Zoe Whittall fulfills the promise of her acclaimed first novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, and proves herself as one of our most talented younger writers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887843013
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Book club edition
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 426 KB

Meet the Author


Zoe Whittall’s first novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, was named one of the best books of 2007 by the Globe and Mail and one of the best ten books of the year by Quill & Quire magazine. Now magazine awarded her the title of Best Emerging Author of 2007. She is the author of three poetry books, Precordial Thump, The Emily Valentine Poems, and The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life. In 2008, she won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant for best emerging gay writer in Canada. The Globe and Mail called her “the funniest, toughest, most life-affirming, elegant, no-holds-barred writer to emerge from Montreal since Mordecai Richler.” Born in South Durham, Quebec, she has lived in Toronto since 1997.
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