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Author Hernandez, Catherine, 1977- author.

Title Scarborough / Catherine Hernandez.

Publication Info. Vancouver, BC, Canada : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
data file rda
nat Canadians lcdgt
gdr Women lcdgt
Summary "A poignant, multi-voiced novel about life in the inner city. Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighbourhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner-city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight-knit neighbourhood under fire: among them, Victor, a black artist harassed by the police; Winsum, a West Indian restaurant owner struggling to keep it together; and Hina, a Muslim school worker who witnesses first-hand the impact of poverty on education. And then there are the three kids who work to rise above a system that consistently fails them: Bing, a gay Filipino boy who lives under the shadow of his father's mental illness; Sylvie, Bing's best friend, a Native girl whose family struggles to find a permanent home to live in; and Laura, whose history of neglect by her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father. Scarborough has already received recognition as winner of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop Emerging Writers Award in 2015, and finalist for the 2016 $50,000 Half the World Global Literati Award for best unpublished manuscript. It offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places: a neighbourhood that refuses to be undone."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Poverty -- Fiction.
Scarborough (Ont.) -- Fiction.
FICTION -- LGBT -- Lesbian.
Poverty. (OCoLC)fst01074093
Ontario -- Scarborough. (OCoLC)fst01225064
Genre/Form Canadian fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Other Form: Print version: Hernandez, Catherine, 1977- Scarborough. Vancouver, British Columbia : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2017] 9781551526775 (DLC) 2017415367 (OCoLC)959036191
ISBN 9781551526782 (electronic book)
1551526786 (electronic book)
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