The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

I went to a booksale and I got into trouble. A whole bookbag of trouble. About $40 worth of trouble. But look at all the lovely books I added to my shelf!

I usually try to buy books I’ve already read (a policy with minimum success at best), but The Best Kind of People has been on my radar for so, so, so long that it was impossible to resist a $2 booksale copy. From its Giller nomination to Kerry Clare’s luminescent review, it’s been popping up in my CanLit circles for ages. Oh, and also that Zoe Whittall is wonderful to follow on Twitter. 

I don’t know too much about it other than that it deals with sexual assault and the aftermath, and although this subject matter tends to be heavy, heavy, heavy, Zoe Whittall brings a brightness and a frankness to the novel to keep it from getting depressingly bogged down. Is what I’ve heard, anyway!

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