R.P. MacIntyre
   
 

 R.P. MacIntyre is an actor, playwright, director and one of Canada’s most acclaimed authors of fiction with young adult voices. He is the author of Yuletide Blues (1991), The Blue Camaro (1994), and The Crying Jesus (1997). His story “The Rink” — published in The Blue Jean Collection (1994) and The Blue Camaro — won the 1993 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award and was made into a film in 1997. He is also the editor of Up All Night (Thistledown Press, 2001) Takes: Stories for Young Adults which won the 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education and the Canadian Library Association’s 1997 Young Adult Award. R.P. MacIntyre lives in LaRonge, Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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NOVEL

248 pages / paper

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ISBN: 978-1-77187-053-5
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Immediately before his tragic death, stuttering mechanic Dave visits his younger brother Denny with a note for their sister Dianne. “D-don’t r-read it. D-don’t open it. D-don’t n-nothing it,” Dave commands before taking off one last time for the abandoned family cabin at Mahihkan Lake, a place where disputes are settled with shotguns and arson is written off as an act of God. After the funeral — and a brief stint in rehab for the gin-dependent Denny — he and Dianne head north to spread their adopted brother’s ashes and attempt to rebuild their fractured relationship. Meanwhile Harold, a truck driver who has lost everything, sets out on a solo canoe trip towards his own cabin at Mahihkan, but a series of mishaps leaves him bruised, drenched, and possibly losing his mind, as he thinks a wolf might be stalking him northward.

  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction

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YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

160 pages/ trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-897235-15-7
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Award-winning author R.P. MacIntyre provokes his YA following with another round of masterful story telling. Rife with themes of bewilderment, menace, and transformation, Macintyre’s fiction and fables invade in the big questions of youth, revealing in the answers, snapshots of life at the crossroads of adulthood - what we give up and what we gain, and what we must become. Whether confronting the death of strangers, tempting fate in defying the supernatural, or aching with dangerous vulnerability in the shadows of violence, the players in Feeding At Nine share their astonishment and confusion at life’s ambushes, and offer a fresh take on the charm and brutality of growing up.

 Ages 13+

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young adult short fiction

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ISBN: 978-1-894345-46-0
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R.P. MacIntyre

trade paper /180 pages/ 2002


Once again R.P. MacIntyre ups the speed limit with a collection of stories that are journeys into the delight and terror of emerging self-consciousness.
From a strange party in honour of a dying hamster to a young man's quest to find his missing sister, Revved resonates with the authentic experiences of today's youth and the reverberations of their extraordinary imaginations.

These are gripping stories about the mysterious distance between teenaged raconteurs and the adventures they experience. Readers of all ages will enjoy this supercharged collection.

"R.P. MacIntyre has joined Martha Brooks and Budge Wilson in making short stories for adolescents a hallmark of fine Canadian literature." — Quill & Quire

Ages 9-13

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-23-5
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R.P. MacIntyre

trade paper / 160 pages / 1994


From the winner of the 1993 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award and the author of the immensely popular novel Yuletide Blues, comes a stunning new collection of short fiction that will move you to both laughter and tears.

“... a collection of short stories that is, quite simply, a terrific success.” 
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Barclay, Pat. “Inspired lessons.” Books in Canada (December 1994): 57-8.
Canadian Content (Fall 1994).
Caton, Jacolyn. “Children's Book Reviews.” Regina Sun . October 9, 1994.
Clemence, Verne. “Luck, he claims. . . don't believe it.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . August 6, 1994. C6.
Demers, Patricia. “Crashing ahead from moment to moment: teen short stories.” Canadian Children's Literature 80 (1995): 77-8.
Jenkinson, Dave. Canadian Book Review Annual (January 1995): 6151.
Mackey, Margaret. Canadian Materials (November/December 1994): 230.
Mortin, Jenni. “MacIntyre speaks for male teens.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . August 6, 1994. C6.
Norrie, Helen. “Powerful stories amuse and horrify.” Winnipeg Free Press . October 9, 1994.
Pearson, Kit. Quill & Quire (June 1994).
Pugh, Terry. “Blue Camaro navigates uncertain road.” NeWest Review (December 1994/January 1995): 28.

Ages 13+

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-70-9
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R.P. MacIntyre

trade paper /132 pages / 1997

 The Crying Jesus will delight and provoke all MacIntyre enthusiasts — young and old alike. The stories present a group of young protagonists eagerly balanced on the fulcrum between what is all too familiar and what can only be surmised. The wit is there as always — the laconic, authentic mockery of estranged young people — but the worlds out of which these voices speak form a new, eccentric universe. MacIntyre’s imagination is at once bizarre and illuminating.

“In this, his second collection, Rod MacIntyre nabs us in every first paragraph . . . The Crying Jesus is a fine adult read for those of us who can face looking back. It’s an even finer young adult read for those who can face looking ahead.”
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  • Winner of the 1998 Saskatchewan Book Awards City of  Saskatoon Award
  • Finalist, 1998 CLA Young Adult Award

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Brenna, Beverley. “Realistic fiction pushes social boundaries.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . December 6, 1997.
Toten, Teresa. Quill & Quire Quotables (November 11, 1997).
Darleen Golke. Canadian Materials (April 24, 1998)


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young adult NOVEL

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-04-4
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R.P. MacIntyre

Mass Market /240 pages


From R.P. MacIntyre, the 1993 winner of the Vicky Metcalf Short Stort Award, Yuletide Blues has become a hit with young audiences. The deadpan, comedian's voice of the teenaged protagonist is fresh, disconcerting and hilarious, as Lanny relates his worst Christmas. An avid hockey player with an aversion for piano lessons, Lanny receives a couple of rude but enlightening shocks that force him to reevaluate both himself and his relationships with family and friends.  A classic Christmas story.

Ages 9-13

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Haans, Dave. “Between Despair and Distanced Surety: Yuletide Blues .” Canadian Children's Literature (May 1993): 76.
Boulanger, Annie. “Fill summer's last days with portable adventure.” Royal City Record/Now . August 25, 1993. 16.
Findon, Joanne. "Growing Up Complicated.” Quill & Quire (November 1991).
Beaton, Virginia. Books in Canada (December 1991): 39.
Bergen, Clarence. “Fresh taste of Youth.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . September 21, 1991. C10.
Broughton, Katheryn. Canadian Materials (November 1991): 358-9.
Boulanger, Annie. “Take a good book to bed.” Burnaby Now . August 25, 1993. 22.
Books in Canada (December 1992): 39.
Denham, Paul. "Briefly Noted.” NeWest Review (April/May 1993): 17.
Gibb, Marie. “Yuletide Blues is a must read.” Calgary Herald . February 15, 1992. G7.
Henderson, Jay. “Belly laughs beat the blues.” Cochrane This Week . April 6, 1993.
Mackey, Margaret. Canadian Materials (November 1991): 358-9.

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