Skank Cover


By Teresa McWhirter

James Lorimer & Company, Hardcover, 9781552777169, 141pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Ever since Ariel's mom has been too sick to work they've been moving to progressively lower-income neighborhoods. Then they seem to hit rock bottom--Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada's poorest postal code. Here Ariel gets on the wrong side of a gang of tough girls at school after receiving unwanted attention from their boyfriends. Now she's stuck with a reputation and a label she doesn't know how to deal with.

About the Author
TERESA McWHIRTER has written three novels as well as numerous short works for adults in publications such as "Vice", "Bust", and "Geist". A graduate of the University of Victoria's Creative Writing Program, for the past few years Teresa has toured with a punk band and worked driving an ice cream truck and as a monster in the haunted house of an amusement park gathering material for her novels. She lives in Vancouver's east side.