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ISBN: 9781989725276

Boy With a Problem

  Author:   Chris Benjamin    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Twelve short stories about love, lose, failure and acceptance by an award-winning author.

“…giant storytelling talent unleashed.” —Jon Tattrie, Atlantic Books Today
The daughter of an alcoholic desperate to be loved.
A father reliving a failed dream though his teenaged son.
A struggling immigrant surprised to discover that money does not buy happiness.
A creative boy struggling to please his dead father.
An eco-warrior defying her entire town for what she believes is right.
A father unable to reconcile the assault of his daughter with the world he raised her to believe in.
A gay pastor in self-imposed exile from church and family.
A stranger in a Santa suit dispensing fatherly advice.
A granddaughter who must end the life of the woman who raised her.
A survivor of a small-town drug addict determined to save her cousin from terrifying dreams.
An anxiety sufferer who finds refuge in sadomasochism.
A university student looking for love in all the wrong animal liberation schemes.

In sharp, insightful prose, Boy With a Problem taps into the heart of our deeply human fear of failing to truly connect with others. The fissures that erupt between us, how quickly they widen from cracks to chasms—this is the thread running through these wise, raw, and tender stories.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781989725276
Item PC0315
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published on October 8 2020
Language eng
Pages 220
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight225(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Chris Benjamin has studied, reported, and acted on environmental issues since the late 90s. He is currently the "Sustainable City" columnist for The Coast, Halifax's independent weekly newspaper, and is the author of a novel, Drive-by Saviours, which was long-listed for the 2011 Canada Reads competition and for the 2011 ReLit Award for Best Novel from a Canadian Independent Press. He lives in Halifax.