Holding Still For As Long As Possible

Holding Still For As Long As Possible

Written by: Whittall, Zoe

A dazzling portrait of twenty-somethings who grew up on text-messaging and the war on terror.

In this robust, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of the Millennial Generation — the twenty-five-year olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what's public and what's private.

Holding Still explores an unusual love triangle involving Billy, a former teen idol, now an anxiety-ridden agoraphobic; Josh, a shy transgendered paramedic who travels the city patching up damaged bodies; and Amy, a fashionable filmmaker coping with her first broken heart. With this extraordinary novel, Whittall gives us startlingly real portraits of three unforgettable characters, and proves herself to be one of our most talented writers.

A dazzling portrait of twenty-somethings who grew up on text-messaging and the war on terror.

In this robust, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of the Millennial Generation — the twenty-five-year olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what's public and what's private.

Holding Still explores an unusual love triangle involving Billy, a former teen idol, now an anxiety-ridden agoraphobic; Josh, a shy transgendered paramedic who travels the city patching up damaged bodies; and Amy, a fashionable filmmaker coping with her first broken heart. With this extraordinary novel, Whittall gives us startlingly real portraits of three unforgettable characters, and proves herself to be one of our most talented writers.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Sep 15, 2009
Specifications 312 pages | 5 in x 7.75 in
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Written By Zoe Whittall is one of Canada's most highly acclaimed young writers. She lives in Toronto. Visit Zoe Whittall's blog: http://zoewhittall.blogspot.com/ Follow Zoe Whittall on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zoewhittall

Winner, Earla Dunbar Consumer Award, 2010

Short-listed, ReLit Award, 2010

Commended, Stonewall Honor Book in Literature, 2011

Winner, Lambda Literary Awards: Transgender Fiction, 2011

Short-listed, Lambda Literary Awards: Lesbian Fiction, 2011