By (author): Cordelia Strube

Milo doesn’t quite have it all together. His acting career has stalled. His girlfriend dumped him. His miserable father has vanished, and people keep moving into his house. When Robertson, the autistic eleven-year-old next door – the only person Milo really likes – gets bullied, Milo is finally spurred to action. Milo being Milo, that doesn’t really go his way either, and soon people are winding up in the hospital, lost in the woods or possibly returned from the dead. Milosz is a novel about family: the blood kind, the accidental kind and the kind you rediscover on reality TV.


Cordelia Strube

Cordelia Strube is an accomplished playwright and the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including Alex & ZeeTeaching Pigs to Sing, and Lemon.  Winner of the CBC literary competition and a Toronto Arts Foundation Award, she has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Prix Italia, and long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  A two-time finalist for ACTRA’s Nellie Award celebrating excellence in Canadian broadcasting, she is also a three-time nominee for the ReLit Award.  


Praise for Lemon:

‘Cordelia Strube is a terrific novelist … Strube doesn’t do sugar. She does vinegar. The condiments of the moment need to be sour, and we should honour Strube for her currency.’

Toronto Star

‘Bitingly funny … In introducing readers to the indomitable Lemon, Strube has taken us on a remarkable trip – part literary kaleidoscope, part emotional roller coaster – into the life and mind of a young girl searching for a love she can’t quite bring herself to believe in.’

National Post


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280 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 0.7in


October 01, 2012


Coach House Books



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