The Summer Between

The Summer Between

Andrew Binks
$17.95


Like his attempts to swim over the dark water of the river that lies between him and the object of his affections, twelve-year-old Dougaldo Montmigny struggles against oppression, homophobia and racism to realise his love for Tomahawk Clark, a thirteen-year-old Metis boy, during a summer destined to become a painful lesson on love and desire.

Like sailors becalmed on idyllic ships, this story is a subtle revelation of the emotional turmoil that lies beneath a bewitchingly deceptive picture of perfection. The Summer Between is a metaphor for the struggles and rewards of living where origins, tempests and landscape inform our collective soul.

In the spirit of Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha and Edmund White's A Boy's Own Story, readers will be moved by the touching circumstances of this innocent narrative.
 
There are no lapses worth mentioning in this deftly structured and perfectly inflected story... We watch him revel in love's beginning and absorb the knowledge of its inevitable change. What a wonderful fictional debut.
-Jim Bartley, Xtra
Lost in the torrent of fat, glitzy-covered commercial books that flood your favourite bookstore are quiet, charming novels like this one from Ontario's Andrew Binks. It's so tautly written and so direct in its narration, it makes the average bestseller seem flabby. ... The Summer Between succeeds as a low-key account of a boy testing his instincts and his upbringing in a natural but ever-more-complicated world.
-Dave Williamson, Prairie Fire
The Summer Between is a poignant and introspective novel that is at times both funny and heartbreaking and that seamlessly fuses universal themes of a boy's experiences as he embarks upon adolescence with the growing realisation that he is different against the backdrop of the local colour of rural eastern Ontario in the late 1960s. In this respect, Mr. Binks offers the reader an incredibly thoughtful, thought-provoking and bittersweet story of a boy coming of age and at the same time a distinct slice of period Canadiana. By all accounts The Summer Between is an exceptionally written novel that should not to be missed.
-Indigene, Three Dollar Bill Reviews


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889712324
Paperback / softback
5.0 in x 7.0 in - 200 pp
Publication Date: 20090520
BISAC Subject(s):: FIC043000-FICTION / Coming of Age 
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Like his attempts to swim over the dark water of the river that lies between him and the object of his affections, twelve-year-old Dougaldo Montmigny struggles against oppression, homophobia and racism to realise his love for Tomahawk Clark, a thirteen-year-old Metis boy, during a summer destined to become a painful lesson on love and desire.

Like sailors becalmed on idyllic ships, this story is a subtle revelation of the emotional turmoil that lies beneath a bewitchingly deceptive picture of perfection. The Summer Between is a metaphor for the struggles and rewards of living where origins, tempests and landscape inform our collective soul.

In the spirit of Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha and Edmund White's A Boy's Own Story, readers will be moved by the touching circumstances of this innocent narrative.
 
There are no lapses worth mentioning in this deftly structured and perfectly inflected story... We watch him revel in love's beginning and absorb the knowledge of its inevitable change. What a wonderful fictional debut.
-Jim Bartley, Xtra
Lost in the torrent of fat, glitzy-covered commercial books that flood your favourite bookstore are quiet, charming novels like this one from Ontario's Andrew Binks. It's so tautly written and so direct in its narration, it makes the average bestseller seem flabby. ... The Summer Between succeeds as a low-key account of a boy testing his instincts and his upbringing in a natural but ever-more-complicated world.
-Dave Williamson, Prairie Fire
The Summer Between is a poignant and introspective novel that is at times both funny and heartbreaking and that seamlessly fuses universal themes of a boy's experiences as he embarks upon adolescence with the growing realisation that he is different against the backdrop of the local colour of rural eastern Ontario in the late 1960s. In this respect, Mr. Binks offers the reader an incredibly thoughtful, thought-provoking and bittersweet story of a boy coming of age and at the same time a distinct slice of period Canadiana. By all accounts The Summer Between is an exceptionally written novel that should not to be missed.
-Indigene, Three Dollar Bill Reviews

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889712324
Paperback / softback
5.0 in x 7.0 in - 200 pp
Publication Date: 20090520
BISAC Subject(s):: FIC043000-FICTION / Coming of Age 
: