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Elizabeth Wheeler talks about her new Young Adult novel, Asher’s Fault
November 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Florida alum Elizabeth Wheeler will speak about her new young adult novel, Asher’s Fault, 7pm on Tuesday, November 12 at Headquarters Library (Meeting Room A) in downtown Gainesville.
Wheeler’s novel tells the story of 14-year-old Asher Price, a Floridian teen who finds refuge behind the lens of a vintage Minolta camera as he comes to terms with the divorce of his parents, death of his younger brother, and incipient feelings for a charismatic new boy in town. With thoughtfulness and realism, Wheeler captures the complexities of family dynamics, guilt, suppressed sexuality, and budding artistic visions through the eyes of a teenage boy who prefers photographing the world in black and white instead of color. Kirkus Reviews calls Asher’s Fault a “book of subtlety” that captures how “treacherous it can be for an LGBTQ teen–or any teen–to achieve self-acceptance,” and notes that in the hands of an LGBTQ young person struggling with identity, the book could make “a world of difference.”
Read the full review here, and read more about Elizabeth Wheeler on her website. This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, Alachua County Library District, and the UF Department of English.
Check out the Asher’s Fault book trailer: