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Middle-Aged Boys & Girls
Guernica Editions, Spring 2016
222 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830690
ISBN10: 1771830697
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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We all know adults who are stranded in the amber of adolescence. Growing older but not necessarily growing up is the central theme of Middle-Aged Boys & Girls, featuring characters who, to varying degrees, are stuck in adolescent roles of rebel, outcast, enfant terrible and cool kid. All are linked by losses--of looks, of status, of job security, of health, of confidence--which forces them to life's inevitable turning point. Given that we are living in an age where fifty is the new forty, and forty is the new thirty, and twenty is the new god-knows-what, these stories, with their sometimes painful, sometimes funny and always unflinching truths, resonate.
You were naked a lot in those days. Or nude, you liked to put it, rolling out the word in your purring way, basking in the indecency of it, your ability to shock.

Books by Diane Bracuk

Middle-Aged Boys & Girls