Bereft is…a very important book on a smaller scale; a passionate, angry, sorrowful book, full of humor… an extremely easy read that challenges, educates, warns and celebrates true freedoms. The writing is fluid, colloquial and entertaining.
–Multiple award winner Tanith Lee (Young Adult, Science Fiction, Horror etc)
I got the go-ahead from the publisher to post these blurbs for BEREFT.
“Gidney has crafted a beautifully assured and insightful debut novel detailing the heightened surreality and emotionalism of teenage life. This book is full of heartbreak, humor, and most importantly a deep humane sense of empathy.”—William Johnson
, editor, Lambda Literary Review
and publisher of Mary Literary Quarterly
“Craig Gidney’s debut novel, Bereft,
shows the vicious and often violent underside of junior high with boys being boys: hurting each other every way they can to see who survives and who doesn’t. Gidney gets it right–the sexual tensions, bullying, surprising friendships. Rafe is a character everyone can relate to.” –Greg Herren
, 2011 Moonbeam Award Gold Medal recipient for Sleeping Angel
The publication has been slightly delayed–expect to see it in mid to late February.