About this book
Holding Still For As Long As Possible
Anansi Book Club Editions
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.
About the Author
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
Awards and Praise
- Commended Stonewall Honor Book in Literature, 2011
- Short-listed ReLit Award, 2010
- Winner Earla Dunbar Consumer Award, 2010
- Short-listed Lambda Literary Awards: Lesbian Fiction, 2011
- Winner Lambda Literary Awards: Transgender Fiction, 2011