In this robust, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming vel, Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of the Millennial Generation the 25-year-olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what's public and what's private. Holding Still explores an unusual love triangle involving Billie, a former teen idol and w an anxiety-ridden agoraphobic; Josh, a shy transgendered paramedic who travels the city patching up damaged bodies; and Amy, a fashionable filmmaker coping with her first broken heart. With this extraordinary vel, Whittall gives us startlingly real portraits of three unforgettable characters, proving herself to be one of our most talented writers.
Zoe Whittall's first novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, was a Top 100 book from The Globe and Mail. Whittall lives in Toronto.