A NOVEL BY
“Zoe Whittall might just possibly be the cockiest, brashest,
funniest, toughest, most life-affirming, elegant, scruffy no-holds-barred
writer to emerge from Montreal since Mordecai Richler.”
— T.F. Rigelhof, The Globe and Mail
2007 The Globe and Mail Top 100
2007 Quill and Quire Top Ten Books of the Year
2007 NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto:
Toronto’s Best Emerging Author
In the year before the 1995 Referendum in Quebec, Eve wants nothing more
than to move out of the bedroom community of Dorval and into the real city,
Montreal, where she hopes to meet a girl who’ll want to kiss her back.
“[A] coming of age tale that goes down like a cherry popsicle. It’s a delicious, bright
suburban delicacy melting in the inner city sun ... Buy it, read it and then
keep it for your daughters.” — NOW Magazine
“A woeful and hilarious ode to the last days of a girl’s childhood. Whittall has
created characters who combine the luminous joie-de-vivre of Oscar Wilde with
the self-destructive fury of Johnny Rotten. A portrait of Montreal in the mid-nineties
that successfully recreates its hedonistic, Salvation Army band, gender-bending glory.”
— Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals
“Zoe Whittall is so real. Her writing conjures up all the joy and toughness and
melancholy of being a girl, elegant and scruffy at the same time, in the best way.
She’s awesome.” — Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man’s Land and Valencia
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Author photo: Kelly Clipperton
BOTTLE ROCKET HEARTSzoe whittallZOE WHITTALL has published two books of poetry — The Emily
Valentine Poems (Snare, 2006) and The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life
(McGilligan, 2001) — and edited the anthology Geeks, Misfits, and
Outlaws. She has appeared on CBC Radio, MuchMusic, and Book
TV. Zoe lives in Toronto.