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3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Growing up on Toronto's desolate margins in the eighties, sixteen-year-old Mel Sprague has a lot on her mind: The A-bomb. Acid rain. Where her dad's been hiding out for the last fifteen years .... Mel's younger sister, Lora, knows that despite her sister's 'talent for misery, ' Mel's preoccupations aren't unusual. After all, Mel might stay out all night now and again, but ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Insomniac Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 08, 2008 Aubrey rated it it was ok
maybe it was the fact that I read this book online in a slightly frustrating website and that I read it while reading another "real" book, but the story just didn't interest me. It was confusing at some parts and the ending didn't really give any answers. It feels unfinished and completely pointless.
Leigh Matthews
Jun 19, 2013 Leigh Matthews rated it it was amazing
I think Anne Stone did a wonderful job of evoking the confusion and sadness surrounding the loss of a sibling/daughter/granddaughter. Her prose is so precise and emotive. I plan on getting my mitts on her other works forthwith!
Feb 17, 2008 Jesse rated it really liked it
Just short of excellence. It's about a girl whose sister goes missing and how her life goes on during that tragedy. I really like that it doesn't try to tie everything up into a neat package at the end. It remains true to life. Not everything can be solved.

Jennifer Irvine
Jan 03, 2015 Jennifer Irvine rated it liked it
Similar to Dead Girls by Nancy Less only it's one story about two sisters. I liked it, but felt that I was reading above the surface.
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Anne Stone teaches Creative Writing and lit at Capilano University. She is the author of three novels: jacks, Hush and, most recently, Delible. Chosen as one of thirty-five “Books of the Year” for the Globe and Mail, Delible tells the story of Melora Sprague, a 15-year-old girl whose sister is missing. The novel offers a glimpse into a sustained experience of uncertainty and, in so doing, explores ...more
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