From Giller-nominated author Anthony De Sa a novel of rare evocative power that captures with clarity and poignancy the space between innocence and knowing for a city, for a community and most especially for a trio of unforgettable boys.

   2014 Toronto Book Award Finalist
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   2014 LIBRIS Award Finalist

“A beautiful and terrifying new novel.”  — XTRA MAGAZINE

“The author’s long-awaited first novel is a powerful follow-up to his impressive debut [Barnacle Love]…. The confident narrative voice guides the reader into increasingly dark territory, and the Bildungsroman gradually morphs into full-fledged horror.”  — QUILL & QUIRE

“De Sa has given us a beguiling coming-of-age story…. and at the same time managed to beautifully capture a community and an era.”  — THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“A rich and compulsively readable addition to the fiction of this city, a novel that, like most of the good ones, is funny, heart-breaking and humane.”  — TORONTO STAR

“Kicking the Sky bridges its polarized worlds, staying true to the humanity in each. It’s one of the best things fiction can do.”  — NATIONAL POST

“A coming-of-age story with a vengeance – not just an individual, but an entire community – Kicking the Sky also captures a small but enduring turn of the historical screw .”  — MACLEAN'S