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Zoe Whittall

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Zoe Whittall has written two novels, Holding Still for as Long as Possible (House of Anansi, 09/10) now out in paperback and optioned for film. Her first novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, was named one of the Best Books of 2007 by The Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire magazine. Now Magazine awarded her the title of Best Emerging Author of 2007. She has published three books of poetry, Precordial Thump, (exile, 08) The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life (McGilligan Books, 01) and The Emily Valentine Poems (Snare Books, 06.) The Globe and Mail called her "the cockiest, brashest, funniest, toughest, most life-affirming, elegant, scruffy, no-holds-barred writer to emerge from Montreal since Mordecai Richler…”. She was born in South Durham, Quebec, res ...more

Average rating: 3.84 · 2,674 ratings · 277 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Bottle Rocket Hearts

3.86 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Holding Still For As Long A...

3.72 avg rating — 610 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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The Middle Ground

3.17 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Best Ten Minutes of You...

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The Emily Valentine Poems

4.42 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Precordial Thump

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The Best Kind of People

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Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whittall
"Baby Femme coming of age in Montreal. Sloppy polaymory. The compulsive liar we've all been in love with. Apathetic natural food store shop girl. So much to love about this book. Pick it up."
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"Don't judge this book by the trying-too-hard marketing copy about SARS and Katrina. The characters are excellently-written and I loved the story. "
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This book is stunning. Very original in terms of execution and style. Absorbing, imaginative. Two critiques: the characters reading to each other from The Jungle Book, etc., became tedious at times, and I questioned whether or not these particular ch ...more
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The mythological term “hermaphrodite” implies that a person is both fully male and fully female. This is a physiologi
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“That's creativity in a nutshell. A messy tug-of-war with imagination to erase that feeling that nothing really matters anyway.”
Zoe Whittall, Holding Still For As Long As Possible

“When I tell her I feel like the other woman, she laughs, that's just learned sexist bullshit. We are all in charge of our own bodies and what we decide to do with them. We are all our own.

I believed it when she said it, like she'd opened up a new valve that had been stuck. I felt unconfined and open-minded and totally confused. Intellectually, non-monogamy made complete sense; emotionally, it felt like sandpaper across my eyelids.”
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“I am having a quarter-life crisis," I announced to my mother.

"My generation never had those, we just had babies and thought about killing them from time to time.”
Zoe Whittall, Holding Still For As Long As Possible

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