Your Secrets Sleep With Me

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Coach House Books, May 19, 2000 - Fiction - 220 pages
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Toronto's CN Tower has fallen into the lake. The city is crowded with refugees from the US. Michael and Ruth Racco's dad has, in a rash of road rage, perpetrated the Backhoe Massacre. And, in the middle of it all, little Jimmy Hardcastle has, in the fountain of a suburban mall, walked on water. As helicopters chop the air over Toronto and a paranoid America slides into fascism, kids from south of the border collide with kids from north of the border and, over lattes, ruminate on new possibilities. "Your Secrets Sleep With Me" is a frenetic, ruthlessly hilarious critique of power and politics. Brilliant, absurd, incisive and fun, this caffeinated novel will take you on a doomed search for the place where you end and everything else begins. But you will not be alone. Shhh. Don't worry. Your secrets sleep with us.


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Review: Your Secrets Sleep With Me

User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

4.5 This is the first book like this I've ever read. I loved it. Why the half star deduction? Found the ending fell a little flat. Still, a great book that I have many highlights from, and will be reading again. Read full review

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User Review  - Blair - Goodreads

Smart, random passages. No real discernible plot. Shruggable at best. Read full review

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Darren O'Donnell is a novelist (Your Secrets Sleep with Me), essayist, playwright (Inoculations, pppeeeeaaaccceee), director, designer, performer and artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. His most recent book is Social Acupuncture: A Guide to Suicide, Performance and Utopia.

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