When Joss finds herself having to make mortgage payments without help from her depressed, stoner boyfriend who has just moved out, and the company she works for folds leaving her suddenly unemployed, she is forced to sell her house, on which she takes a financial loss, and decides to camp out in a vacant complex of school buildings to give herself time to decide what to do next. It turns out the building is used by a gang of teenagers for wild, drug-fueled parties and Joss soon finds herself both repelled by their charismatic evil leader, as well as sexually attracted to him. She knows he is dangerous even before she finds his girlfriend’s dead and violently abused body in the school library. During this time, she meets and befriends two other people in difficulty: Emma, a narcissistic thief living with her dog in a stolen car and Ashley, a young homosexual who is heartbroken by the fact that he has been expelled from the Jehovah’s Witness church because he is gay. When her former boyfriend reappears as a born again Christian, Joss is immersed in a journal she found that contains the thoughts of a Muslim teenager who becomes increasingly radicalized. Her struggle to understand her former boyfriend and this young man’s spiritual quests prepare her to make some hard decisions about her future. Between the Cracks She Fell is about a woman who falls off the grid and the explosive consequences of betrayal, survival in troubled times, and the pervasiveness of religious domination.
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About the Author
Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has been a Canadian citizen since 2003. As an art director, she has worked on marie claire, Vogue Australia, Vogue Living, Cosmopolitan, Canadian Living, and she magazines. She is the author of four novels: The Hungry Mirror (winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for fiction in 2011, long-listed for the 2011 ReLit Awards); West of Wawa (one of four Chatelaine Book Club Editor’s Picks, awarded the IPPY Silver Medal for Fiction in 2012); A Glittering Chaos, (awarded the IPPY Silver Medal for Popular Fiction in 2014); and The Witchdoctor’s Bones, released in 2014 to literary acclaim.