Holding Still for as Long as Possible

Category: Book
By (author): Whittall, Zoe
Series: Anansi Book Club Editions
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Lesbian
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Urban
  QUEER & TRANS / Fiction
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.75in x 5.00in x 0.82in
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From The Publisher*

A dazzling portrait of twenty-somethings who grew up on text-messaging and the war on terror.

In this robust, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of the Millennial Generation - the twenty-five-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.

Holding Still explores an unusual love triangle involving Billie, a former teen idol, now an anxiety-ridden agoraphobic; Josh, a shy transgendered paramedic who travels the city patching up damaged bodies; and Amy, a fashionable filmmaker coping with her first broken heart. With this extraordinary novel, Whittall gives us startlingly real portraits of three unforgettable characters, and proves herself to be one of our most talented writers.

From The Publisher*A dazzling portrait of twenty-somethings who grew up on text-messaging and the war on terror.
Biographical Note

Zoe Whittall's first novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, was Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and her second novel, Holding Still for as Long as Possible, won a Lambda Award for Transgender Fiction, and was an honour book for the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award. Whittall lives in Toronto.