By Francis Chalifour
Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text)
Fifteen-year-old Francis's father has dedicated suicide and not anything could be the comparable back. Suicide is grotesque, unglamorous, and it truly is by no means an answer. Its aftermath is dreadful.
At first, Francis feels a bad guilt. might he were a greater son? What if he hadn't left his domestic in Montreal to move on a short vacation in ny the weekend it occurred? quickly the guilt turns to anger after which to a disappointment so profound that he thinks he can't endure it.
After is the map of a 12 months following the suicide of a friend. during months, with the affection of his mom, with counseling, and with the balm of time, Francis takes his first steps towards coming to phrases together with his father's -- and his family's -- tragedy. After is very own, however it will resonate with somebody who has confronted the lack of a enjoyed one.
This marvelous autobiographical first novel is an acute research of the grieving approach. even though it is steeped in Francis's unhappiness, it's eventually a narrative of desire.
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