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Feeding At Nine

Author: R.P. MacIntyre
ISBN: 9781897235157 Categories: Juvenile Fiction, Short Stories
Publication Date: 11 October, 2006
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5"

Award-winning author R.P. MacIntyre provokes his YA following with another round of masterful story telling. Rife with themes of bewilderment, menace, and transformation, Macintyre_s fiction and fables invade in the big questions of youth, revealing in the answers, snapshots of life at the crossroads of adulthood – what we give up and what we gain, and what we must become.

Award-winning author R.P. MacIntyre offers his teen following another round of masterful, provocative storytelling. With themes of bewilderment, menace, and transformation, Macintyre_s fiction and fables reveal snapshots of life at the crossroads of adulthood _ what we give up and what we gain, and what we must become.
Whether confronting the death of strangers, tempting fate in defying the supernatural, or aching with dangerous vulnerability in the shadows of violence, the players in Feeding At Nine share their astonishment and confusion at life_s ambushes, and offer a fresh take on the charm and brutality of growing up.

About the Author

R.P. MacIntyre is best known for his award-winning young adult fiction. He has also written for television, radio, and the stage and has edited and compiled over thirty-five anthologies of YA fiction, one of which won the Canadian Librarian Association’s Book of the Year in 1997. Mahihkan Lake is his seventh book and his first adult novel.
Previous Books:
Yuletide Blues, Thistledown Press, novel, 1991.
The Blue Camaro, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 1994.
The Crying Jesus, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 1997.
The Sins of St. Dave, Playwrights Union of Canada, play, 1998.
Revved, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 2002.
Feeding at Nine, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 2006.
Apart (w. Wendy MacIntyre), Groundwood Press, novel, 2007
Awards:
Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Children’s Literature for Feeding at Nine: 2007. (Also nominated for Fiction Award.)
Winner Saskatchewan Centennial Medal of Honour for work in Literary Arts: 2005.
Winner Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Short Manuscript Award for “The Rink”: 2004.
Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Saskatoon Book Award for The Crying Jesus: 1998. (Also nominated for Children’s Literature Award.)
Winner Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year for Takes: 1997.
Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Publishing in Education Award for Takes: 1996.
Winner Vicky Metcalf Award for Short Fiction for ”The Rink”: 1993.
Winner Best Educational Documentary at Saskatchewan Film and Video Showcase for A Room Full of Men: 1992.

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