Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World
|Author:||Janet E. Cameron|
House Parties. Pick-Up Trucks. Cherry-Vanilla Ice-Cream. Prom Night. Unrequited Love. Welcome to the spring of 1987 and the world of Stephen Shulevitz who, with three months of high school to go in the small town of Riverside, Nova Scotia, has just realised he's fallen in love - with exactly the wrong person. Welcome to the end of the world. As Stephen navigates his last few months before college dealing with his overly dependent mother, his distant, pot-smoking father, and his dysfunctional best friends Lana and Mark, he must decide between love and childhood friendship; between the person he is and the person he can be. But sometimes leaving the past behind is harder than it seems ...Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World is a bittersweet story of growing up and of one young man finding happiness on his own terms.
Born in Nova Scotia, Janet moved to Ireland in 2005 after she met her husband, an Irish journalist, while travelling in Japan. She has completed a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. She has been short-listed for the Fish Short Story Prize (2008) and the Fish Short Memoir Prize (2012) and has published an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream for younger ESL learners (2010, Black Cat Publishing, Genoa). She now teaches part-time at Dublin Business School. Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World is her first novel.