Even Weirder Than Before

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Author: Susie Taylor
Genre: Fiction
Format: paperback
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.25 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: May 30, 2019
ISBN: 9781550817713

Daisy’s job is to be as unobtrusive as possible. But when her father suddenly leaves and her mother breaks down, Daisy’s old life disappears, and she is set free in the rift created between her parents. Susie Taylor’s sharp, quick-witted prose carries Daisy through a family cataclysm, relationships with boys, and her increasingly confusing feelings towards girls, especially Wanda. A refreshingly perceptive and honest debut, Even Weirder Than Before explores the nature of family, friendships, and sexual awakenings—and introduces one of Newfoundland’s most exciting new writers.


“…witty, tender, heartbreaking, and luminous. Daisy Radcliffe is so honestly rendered, so absolutely present, so full of life, she is unforgettable. This is the truest depiction of what it feels like to grow up that I’ve read in a very long time.” – Lisa Moore

“It’s a queer coming-of-age novel, but its politics is a trick up its sleeve, the very best move saved until the novel’s final sentence… With a subtle hand, Taylor has written a political book that’s also at home in its bright and appealing pink cover—and it’s absolutely a joy to behold.” – Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

“…a deeply personal, deeply funny book, which is garnering a lot of attention.” – Library Services Canada

“This book is refreshing… honest… and compulsively readable… one of the best books I’ve ever read about the complexities of growing up.” – Bookalong

“One of the most creative contemporaries I’ve read in a long time… [Even Weirder Than Before] makes you feel as though these characters are living their lives directly in front of you.” – What Wren Reads

Even Weirder Than Before is authentic and satisfying and a really enjoyable read… The steady propulsion of time is deftly handled. Sometimes a page can move through a full hour or even a whole season, but it’s not confusing. Same with the way plotlines are taken up, set aside and returned to. All characters have their own arcs, often unexpected but always spot-on.” – Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

“Taylor has written a compassionate and compelling story with a charming and fully realized main character. I can’t wait to read more from this relative newcomer.” – Denise Flint, Downhome Magazine

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