We're All in This Together

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.3 X 7.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780771050657
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About the Author

AMY JONES won the 2006 CBC Literary Prize for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2005 Bronwen Wallace Award. She is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC, and her fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. Her debut collection of stories, What Boys Like, was the winner of the 2008 Metcalf-Rooke Award and a finalist for the 2010 ReLit Award. Originally from Halifax, she now lives in Thunder Bay, where she is associate editor of The Walleye. The author lives in Toronto, ON.

Reviews

"In her exploration of family, and the 'many moments that cleave our lives in two, ' Jones has created a novel of great psychological insight and a kind of sharp-edged tenderness that revels not in family dysfunction, but in its 'beautiful, crazy chaos.'" --Quill & Quire

"We're All in This Together is a complicated laying of time shifts and perspectives, as each character takes their turn revealing their inner emotional lives and personal history." --Metro News

"Jones has a clean and direct style, with flourishes that keep [the story] interesting and surprising." --Globe & Mail

"The story is so entertaining. At times laugh-out-loud funny, We're All in This Together deftly taps into the fears and failures of all of us." --Toronto Star

Advance Praise for We're All in This Together
- "Amy Jones has written a stunning tale that reveals not just the cracks in a family's foundation, but the ties that bind them together too. By turns hilarious and melancholy, We're All in This Together is a heartfelt tour de force. Go ahead. Just try to put it down." -- Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plansand Poles Apart

- "Amy Jones makes me laugh. Her captivating book, the entire byzantine history of a modern family distilled into one feverish weekend, will do the same for you. A multi-voiced choir of crazy birds all singing their own tune, We're All in This Together makes real music." -- Marina Endicott, author of Close to Hugh

- "Count the Parkers among the great families in literature. We're All in This Together is a pyrotechnic celebration of the 'crazy chaos' of the modern family that will have you laughing and weeping with recognition on every page. Amy Jones writes with lightning bolt prose and an uncanny insight into the joys, grudges, regrets, and sacrifices that make any family who they are. Behold one of the best young writers in this country working at the top of her game. A bravura performance. I simply could not stop reading this book." -- Michael Christie, author of If I Fall, If I Die