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The Side Door

The Side Door

(2010)
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On her first day of high school, fifteen-year-old Melrose Bird, a.k.a. Mel, sees a woman on a cemetery bench staring at the grave of her teenage son, Alex Weber.

Alex Weber's death has never been discussed in the town or at the school. But Mel and her best friend Frank become obsessed with Alex's grave and consumed by the why of his suicide. When Mel happens upon a pair of Alex's cargo pants, she takes them. And what she finds inside the pockets brings into focus the story of Alex's brief life and his death.

Determined to pressure the school and the town into recognizing why Alex died, Mel embarks on a journey and confronts a world of adult secrecy and deception. Mel also contends with a peer group who greet Mel's assertion of her identity--her buzz cut and the pants she wears--by scrawling DYKE across her locker.

But anyone who thinks Mel Bird will retreat from disapproval or opposition is badly mistaken.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Side Door
Author(s): Jan Donley
ISBN: 1-935226-12-6 / 978-1-935226-12-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Side Door
Author(s): Jan Donley
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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