Winner of the 2003 Ann Connor Brimer Award, short-listed for the 2004 White Pine Award
Martin Emerson’s family, friends, and even his therapist have trouble figuring him out. He never showed much of a reaction to the death of his mother, and his behaviour of late has been getting more and more bizarre.
And yet, his website – Emerso.com – has made him something of a cult figure to followers who believe that, if not having all the right answers, "Emerso" at least has all the right questions.
Shoulder the Sky is a rarity among young adult novels – it challenges the reader with philosophical thought and complex observations.
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About the Author
Lesley Choyce is one of Canada's most prolific authors. A resident of East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, he has published more than fifty works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Shoulder the Sky is his fifteenth young adult novel. He is also the author of the adult novel Sea of Tranquility, forthcoming from Dundurn Press in spring, 2003.
Lesley Choyce is the author of over ninety books. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. He lives in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.
What People are Saying About This
" the characters are interesting and true to life."
"Choyce, with over 50 works of fiction to his credit, expertly infuses his characters with an engaging combination of muscles and poetry."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Martin Emerson's mom has died, and he continues to behave normally, which is a problem for everyone who expect him to react, lash out, grieve, or do something. He doesn't. What he does do is create a web site where he records his philosophical thoughts about the meaning of life and various other ideas. This is more suited to high school students so I passed it on to my local high school.
A White Pine book about a 17-year-old teenager who is unusually calm after the death of his mother. He doesn¿t get into anything self destructive like smoking, drinking, or taking drugs, which is a constant worry to his therapist. Instead, he builds a website on which he examines basic questions of life. Will appeal to more intellectually inclined kids.
A brilliantly written book in relevant language and strong themes. I credit this book with piquing my interest in philosophy. Definitely worth a read, no matter what your age.