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Catch and Release
Guernica Editions, Spring 2022
268 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771837323
ISBN10: 1771837322
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

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In Catch and Release, twenty-one-year-old Lucca looks back on her childhood and adolescence as she comes to terms with both her sexual orientation and her mental illness. When she falls in love with the brilliant and beautiful Adèle, Lucca is forced to acknowledge not only that she is not and never has been straight, but also that her relationship with a teacher in high school was not as harmless as she might have thought.
I walked all the way home to the East End. It took three hours, and my whole mind and body felt empty, stunned. The city was silent, asleep, covered in snow. I jaywalked across empty boulevards, tramping along sidewalks that would be cleared in a few hours. At the corner of Jean-Talon and Pie IX, I threw up in a snow bank piled on the side of the road. A bleak, gray dawn slowly came to life all around me.

Books by Liana Cusmano

Catch and Release