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Brent van Staalduinen is the author of the novels BOY, NOTHING BUT LIFE, and SAINTS, UNEXPECTED, as well as the forthcoming short story collection CUT ROAD. His award-winning short fiction can be found in notable publications on both sides of the Atlantic. Find out more at www.brentvans.com. ...more

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Boy

Today's the publication day for BOY, a genre-bending coming of age novel that explores the nature of time, unexpected pauses, and how nothing can ever stay the same. Kind of like right now, right?

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Published on September 26, 2020 09:19 Tags: boy, canlit, dundurn, fiction, novel, publication
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Saints, Unexpected

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Boy

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Nothing but Life

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Nothing but Life by Brent van Staalduinen
"An engaging book about gun violence, what to do when you lose a parent, and moving to a new town while facing community service charges, Nothing But Life is a really unique take on a very serious topic. Following a young boy as he tries to live with " Read more of this review »
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"This title is perfect for this character-driven book. This plot is revealed backwards as Wendell (Dills) moves from court to a probationary period wearing a tracking device on his ankle. I have this immense space in my heart (that I didn't know was t" Read more of this review »
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"*Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of NOTHING BUT LIFE by Brent van Staalduinen in exchange for my honest review.*

Nothing but Life is a fictional story about Wendell aka Dills, a fifteen year old boy who is dealing with the ef" Read more of this review »
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"It's one of those mini coincidences I notice every so often; this is the second book recently to deal with horrific grief and all the ways we can deal with it.

Dills is in an awful position; his beloved stepfather, a deeply patriotic soldier who prob" Read more of this review »
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Stunning book. Gorgeous, haunting prose that disorients and delights. A definite one to recommend.
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