news | Monday September 19, 2016

U Girl has arrived!

Meredith Quartermain’s new novel has arrived!

U Girl tells the meta-fictional, feminist story of Frances Nelson, a first-year university student who wants to write a novel. This nostalgic novel is set in Vancouver in the early 1970s, but its characters and conflicts ring just as true today.

The Vancouver Sun and Calgary Herald call it

A whimsical pleasure to read, and at times deeply felt and affecting … It will amuse and tease anyone who has ever been young, poor and confused about life. Which must be just about everyone.

And the Ubyssey, the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper, raved about U Girl:

Quartermain has truly outdone herself this time. … This bildungsroman is an extraordinary new addition to Canadian literature … Readers should prepare themselves for a tidal wave of emotion, reflection, and new perceptions when they dive into Quartermain’s latest masterpiece.

Now is a great time to order a copy, because our student special continues! Throughout September, students who order U Girl will get 20% off! (Regular price: $19.95; student price: $15.95) How? Use your student email address (we trust you) to order through info@talonbooks.com, mentioning the student special, and we’ll get your copy of U Girl in the mail the very next day!

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