Young Adult - Fiction
The Crying Jesus will delight and provoke all
MacIntyre enthusiasts — young and old alike.
The stories present a group of young
protagonists eagerly balanced on the fulcrum
between what is all too familiar and what can
only be surmised. The wit is there as always —
the laconic, authentic mockery of estranged
young people — but the worlds out of which
these voices speak form a new, eccentric
universe. MacIntyre’s imagination is at once
bizarre and illuminating.
“In this, his second collection, Rod MacIntyre
nabs us in every first paragraph . . . The Crying
Jesus is a fine adult read for those of us who can
face looking back. It’s an even finer young adult
read for those who can face looking ahead.”
– Quill and Quire.
Brenna, Beverley. “Realistic fiction pushes social
boundaries.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix .
December 6, 1997.
Toten, Teresa. Quill & Quire Quotables
(November 11, 1997).
Darleen Golke. Canadian Materials (April 24,
List Price: $13.95 Cdn $10.00 US
ISBN 1-895449-70-7; paper; $; 132 pages, trade;
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