Fruit

By (author): Brian Francis

CBC Canada Reads 2009 Runner-Up

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection

“Hilarious and gentle.” — Booklist

“Beguilingly alive.” — Seattle Times

“Laugh-out-loud funny.” — NOW

“Bracingly off-centre.” — Globe & Mail

“Lovely and odd.” — Kirkus Review

“Sweet, tart and forbidden in all the right places” — Entertainment Weekly

When the world feels dark and hopeless, curl up with this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud hilarious book, full of love and warmth in the midst of a difficult and unwieldy world.

What do you get when you cross the Virgin Mary with Brooke Shields, add a trash-talking beauty queen wannabe and throw in a couple of talking nipples? One of the most laugh-out-loud books you’ll read all year.

Peter Paddington is 13, overweight, the subject of his classmates’ ridicule, and the victim of too many bad movie-of-the-week storylines. When Peter’s nipples begin speaking to him one day and inform him of their diabolical plan to expose his secret desires to the world, Peter finds himself cornered in a world that seems to have no tolerance for difference.

Peter’s only solace is “The Bedtime Movies” — perfect-world fantasies that lull him to sleep every night. But when the lines between Peter’s fantasy world and his reality begin to blur, no one is safe from the depths of Peter’s imagination — especially Peter himself.

AUTHOR

Brian Francis

Brian Francis has worked as a freelance writer for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including NOW and Xtra. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Emerging Author Award, presented by the Writers’ Union of Canada. He lives in Toronto. Fruit is his first novel.

Reviews

“Hilarious and gentle.” — Booklist


“Beguilingly alive.” — Seattle Times


“Laugh-out-loud funny.” — NOW


“Bracingly off-centre.” — Globe and Mail


“Lovely and odd.” — Kirkus Reviews


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CBC Canada Reads 2009 Runner-Up

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection

“Hilarious and gentle.” — Booklist

“Beguilingly alive.” — Seattle Times

“Laugh-out-loud funny.” — NOW

“Bracingly off-centre.” — Globe & Mail

“Lovely and odd.” — Kirkus Review

“Sweet, tart and forbidden in all the right places” — Entertainment Weekly

When the world feels dark and hopeless, curl up with this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud hilarious book, full of love and warmth in the midst of a difficult and unwieldy world.

What do you get when you cross the Virgin Mary with Brooke Shields, add a trash-talking beauty queen wannabe and throw in a couple of talking nipples? One of the most laugh-out-loud books you’ll read all year.

Peter Paddington is 13, overweight, the subject of his classmates’ ridicule, and the victim of too many bad movie-of-the-week storylines. When Peter’s nipples begin speaking to him one day and inform him of their diabolical plan to expose his secret desires to the world, Peter finds himself cornered in a world that seems to have no tolerance for difference.

Peter’s only solace is “The Bedtime Movies” — perfect-world fantasies that lull him to sleep every night. But when the lines between Peter’s fantasy world and his reality begin to blur, no one is safe from the depths of Peter’s imagination — especially Peter himself.

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Details

Dimensions:

278 Pages
8in * 5in *
0.733lb

Published:

May 04, 2004

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

ECW Press

ISBN:

9781550226201

Book Subjects:

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBTQ+

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Language:

eng

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