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Author: Anthony De Sa Narrator: Tomas Marsh Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781622312733
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In 1977, a shoeshine boy is brutally murdered in Toronto. Suddenly 12-year-old Antonio sees his immigrant, Portuguese family and neighborhood with new eyes. He learns about bravery and cowardice, life and death, and the heart's capacity for love. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “De Sa tells his story with a sure hand. Emotion is balanced by dark humor…Kicking the Sky is a rich and compulsively readable addition to the fiction of [Toronto], a novel that, like most of the good ones, is funny, heart-breaking and humane.”

    Toronto Star

  • “De Sa, who is described on the book’s cover as a librarian-teacher in Toronto, has given us a beguiling coming-of-age story—harked back to an event that shocked the country and had massive repercussions—and at the same time managed to beautifully capture a community and an era.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “The novel remains an impressive achievement: a synthesis of two fraught worlds. It reminds us that hidden gay lives blossom, or shrivel, inside every larger community. Kicking the Sky bridges its polarized worlds, staying true to the humanity in each. It’s one of the best things fiction can do.”

    National Post

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About the Author

Anthony De Sa grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His short fiction has been published in several North American literary magazines. Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award.

Anthony graduated from University of Toronto and did his post-graduate work at Queen’s University. He attended The Humber School for Writers and Ryerson University. He is currently a teacher-librarian at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three boys.