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.










young adult short fiction

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The Crying Jesus

ISBN: 978-1-895449-70-9

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.”
Quill and Quire.

  • Winner of the 1998 Saskatchewan Book Awards City of  Saskatoon Award
  • Finalist, 1998 CLA Young Adult Award

Ages 13+


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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