Our wonderful local partners in crime, the staff at Bookworks, are hosting a discussion this week with Canadian author Anthony De Sa on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. De Sa will discuss his book Kicking the Sky, an adult novel but one with major young adult crossover because the main character is a young person. It takes place in the Portuguese neighborhoods of Toronto. The novel is hybrid, filling an odd space between fiction and non-fiction, adult and young-adult. Although based on gruesome events, the novel is carried out through a naive point of view of an adolescent protagonist.
This is certainly not for the faint of heart. It’s a book that may be appropriate for high school audiences, which, despite the subject matter, is not altogether surprising given that the author himself is a high school teacher in Toronto. Continue reading