If you could stop and restart time, hoping for a second chance, would you?
Boy’s final year of high school is unraveling. Fast. He had it all worked out, from crushing his final exams to military school to a career in the air force. But his family’s tragic past and its complicated present have caught up to him, and his marks are slipping, jeopardizing all of his plans.
When Boy befriends Mara, a homeless man who can seemingly stop and restart time at will, he has to weigh his family’s needs and his own conscience against the potential contained within Mara’s mysterious and powerful gift. And he soon realizes the hardest truths about time: the past can’t be undone, memories are as fragile as moments, and the future rarely turns out like we think it will.
Cover design: Sophie Paas-Lang
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King West Books
A Different Drummer
The City & The City Books
advance praise for BOY
Exquisite....Boy is a perfectly compelling protagonist.
~ Miriam Toews, author of Women Talking
A mesmerizing coming of age story that manages to be both magical and intensely real. BOY takes readers on a journey of personal growth in the face of at-times frightening and mysterious obstacles.
~ Timothy Taylor, author of The Rule of Stevens
BOY is evocative and heartfelt, containing a spark of magic and an achingly real protagonist.
~ Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife
In a world charged with magic, BOY confronts shame, grief, and the search for meaning. Out of grit and mercy arises a powerful metaphor for the pain of growing up too fast.
~ Liz Harmer, author of The Amateurs
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