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Book Title: Having Faith in the Polar Girls Prison|
The author of the book: Cathleen With
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Edition: Penguin Canada
Date of issue: February 23rd 2010
ISBN 13: 9780143169079
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Against the stark and haunting landscape of Canada's Far North, fifteen-year-old Trista chronicles the events of her life from her room in the Polar Girls' Prison. Caught in the decline of sexual abuse, drunkenness, and failed motherhood, Trista tries to make sense of her past, especially the events that led her to jail. With heartfelt compassion and rare insight, the stunning new voice of debut novelist Cathleen With lends light to the hardships and suffering of the teenage girls and clash of cultures in this remote region that has never before been represented in literature.
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Read information about the authorCathleen With is a Vancouver-based writer and teacher.
Her first book of short stories, "skids", was published in 2006 with Arsenal Pulp Press. Many of the stories are based on her friends’ voices, some now gone, and Cathleen's own experiences battling addictions and depression in her youth.
"Having Faith in the Polar Girls' Prison" is her first novel and was published in 2009 with Penguin Group Canada. It was inspired by her years of teaching in the North and won the 2010 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize from the BC Book Prizes.
Cathleen completed her Master’s degree in Creative Writing at UBC and has worked as a teacher in Inuvik and Seoul.
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