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Girls Fall Down
By:Maggie Helwig
Published on 2008 by Coach House Books

The 2012 One Book Toronto title Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award A girl faints in the Toronto subway. Her friends are taken to the hospital with unexplained rashes; they complain about a funny smell in the subway. Swarms of police arrive, and then the hazmat team. Panic ripples through the city, and words like poisoning and terrorism become airborne. Soon, people are collapsing all over the city in subways and streetcars and malls. Alex was witness to this first episode. He's a photographer: of injuries and deaths, for his job at the hospital, and of life, in his evening explorations of the city. Alex's sight is failing, and as he rushes to capture his vision of Toronto on film, he encounters an old girlfriend - the one who shattered his heart in the eighties, while she wasfighting for abortion rights and social justice and he was battling his body's chemical demons. But now Susie-Paul is in the midst of her own crisis: her schizophrenic brother is missing, and the streets of Toronto are more hostile than ever. Maggie Helwig, author of the critically lauded Between Mountains , has fashioned a novel not of bold actions but of small gestures, showing how easy and gentle is the slide into paranoia, and how enormous and terrifying is the slide into love. 'The depth of her understanding ... fills this book with moving scenes and striking perceptions.' - The Globe and Mail (about Between Mountains ) 'With pitch-perfect prose, Helwig shows huge compassion and an ability to make Toronto come alive.' - NOW 'stellar ... meticulous and poignant realism' - Montreal Gazette

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Book which was published by Coach House Books since 2008 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9781552451960 and ISBN 10 Code is 1552451968

Book which have "271 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategoryFiction

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