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
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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