Happy book birthday to Cary Fagan’s THE STUDENT!

Happy book birthday to Cary Fagan‘s THE STUDENT, published with Freehand Books!

From the publisher: “The Student is a compassionate and compelling novel that brings together two pivotal times in history. In beautiful prose, it reveals how we are shaped by – and try to overcome – the constraints of our times.”

Pre-publication praise

“In The Student, Cary Fagan has not only crafted a vivid portrait of a woman in her youth and old age, but also an intriguing meditation on what changes and what remains the same over time.” -Elyse Friedman

“Cary Fagan’s brilliant and loveable female heroine Miriam Moscovitch is so real she seems to live and breathe the same air as her readers.” -Susan Swan

“A marvel of compression, The Student is a spirited gem of a novel. Cary Fagan captures with wisdom and intimacy the passions that sustain and shape individuals into their best selves. Exploring Toronto’s fledgling diversity of the 1950s and its blossoming in the aughts, he reveals how, even as communities change, our need for the models preserved in literature does not. I loved this book!” -Carol Bruneau