Maxine - Claire Wilkshire

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Maxine Carter suddenly finds herself searching for a fresh start-a way around her own gnawing fear of an untimely death and a wasted life. What she discovers is her neighbour's nine-year-old son, Kyle.

As Maxine becomes the boy's constant companion and as Kyle deals with his parents' increasing absence and with life as an outsider in a new city, he slowly manages to reinvent Maxine's real and imaginative life.

Smart, funny, and poignant, Claire Wilkshire's impressive debut is a novel about overcoming personal fears in a world wracked by private loss and public anxiety, and about finding friendship in the most unlikely places.

About the Author
Claire Wilkshire is a freelance writer and editor. Her short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies and literary magazines. She lives in St. John's with writer Larry Mathews and their children, Tim and Sally. Maxine is her first novel.
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (March 20 2013)
  • Language: English
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g