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Heartbreaker

Category: Book
By (author): Dey, Claudia
Subject:  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.72in
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From The Publisher*

A poignant new novel that combines humour and heartache, from the brilliant mind of Governor General's Award finalist Claudia Dey

Fifteen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. She may follow the stifling rules of this odd place, but no one will forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit with only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search. Her daughter, Pony, a girl struggling against being a teen in the middle of nowhere; her killer dog to whom she cannot tell a lie; her husband, The Heavy, a man haunted by his past; and the charismatic Supernatural, a teenage boy longing only to be average. Each holding a different piece of the puzzle, they must come together to understand the darkest secrets of their beloved, and lay bare the mysteries of the human heart.

With her luminous prose, wry humour and dead-on cultural observations, Claudia Dey has created a storytelling tour de force about what it means to love, no matter the consequences.

Review Quote*Praise for Heartbreaker
Review Quote*"Behold the virtuosity of Heartbreaker! Claudia Dey has a perfect ear and the sharpest eye. Her portrait of Pony Darlene Fontaine, and the strange world she inhabits, is devastating, unsparing and unforgettable."
Review Quote*"What a completely thrilling novel!  In its story, people, vision, sentences and fervor-in its pure intelligence and unbridled bravery-it stands apart. Get ready Canlit. You are forever changed."
Review Quote*"Heartbreaker makes high and hilarious art from the emotional pop-rocks and glittery junk of a certain way of being young. And vulnerable. Also, it has one of the most awesome dogs in literature. A thrillingly fun and original novel."
Review Quote*"Beautiful… A perfect balancing act of dark and light."
Review Quote*"I want Van Halen to write the soundtrack to this book and the Coen Brothers to make the movie. A totally compulsive, singular and wild read."
Review Quote*Praise for Stunt
Review Quote*A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year
Review Quote*"At once hypnotic and dazzling, Stunt is, quite simply, a feat."