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Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall was born in South Durham, Quebec in 1976, she has lived in Toronto since 1997. She attended DawsonCollege New School and Concordia University in Montreal, and received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2009. Her fourth novel, The Best Kind of People, will be published in fall 2016 with House of Anansi Press. She is the author of two other literary novels, Bottle Rocket Hearts (2007, Cormorant Books) and Holding Still for as Long as Possible (House of Anansi, 2009/10), a short novella for adults with low literacy skills calls The Middle Ground (Orca, 2012), and three collections of poetry, Precordial Thump (Exile, 2008), The Emily Valentine Poems (Snare, 2006), and The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life (McGilligan, 2001). In 2003 she edited the short fiction anthology Geeks, Misfits, & Outlaws.

The Best Kind of People

George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father’s defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?

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