University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA graduate Sara Flemington's debut novel, EGG ISLAND, is a contemporary female-driven Huckleberry Finn, blending the eccentricity and dark humour of THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD with the raw sentimentality and prose style of Murakami’s NORWEGIAN WOOD.
The novel features teen Julia's journey from highways and Hutterite colonies to hippie hostels, as she struggles to make sense of her place in the world, her feelings toward home, and how to make genuine and lasting human connections.
"Sara's voice in this story is sweet, brave, funny, sad – and completely captivating. I had to do my best to help it find an audience,” said The Rights Factory CEO Sam Hiyate.
Sold in an exclusive submission to Russell Smith, her former thesis supervisor, at Dundurn Press.