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'Shot-Blue is that rarest species, a genuinely wise novel.' - Rivka GalchenRachel is a young single mother living with her son, Tristan, on a lake that borders the unchannelled north - remote, nearly inhospitable. She does what she has to do to keep them alive. But soon, and unexpectedly, Tristan will have to live alone, his youth unprotected and rough. The wild, open place that is all he knows will be overrun by strangers - strangers inhabiting the lodge that has replaced his home, strangers who make him fight, talk, and even love, when he doesn't want to. Ravenous and unrelenting, Shot-Blue is a book of first love and first loss.

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Jesse Ruddock

Jesse Ruddock is a Canadian-American writer. Shot-Blue, her debut novel, is forthcoming with Coach House Books in February 2017 (Canada) and March 2017 (US) . Her writing and photographs have appeared in the NewYorker.com, BOMB Magazine, Music & Literature, and Vice. She lives in Guelph and New York.

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