Square Fish

January 2014

$9.99 US

80p pb

ISBN: 978-0312659363

fp March 2008

companion to The Way A Door Closes

Keeping The Night Watch

Hope Anita Smith

illustrations by E. B. Lewis

from Macmillan...

With a click, a bang, a whisper - or no noise at all. There are so many ways that a door can close, but it’s not just the closing; it’s the knowing. And thirteen-year-old CJ knows too much - about losing his father, about his family’s pain, and especially about what it means to hold things together when times are the toughest.

In this beautifully written and powerfully moving novel in poems, Hope Anita Smith tells the story of a young man’s struggle to accept a father who has walked out on his family. Here, in CJ’s words, is a portrait of hurt and healing, and finding the strength to open the door again.

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