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The Geography of Pluto

A novel by Christopher DiRaddo.

Christopher DiRaddo

Twenty-eight-year-old Will, a teacher living in Montreal, has spent the last few months recovering from a breakup with his first serious boyfriend, Max. He has resumed his search for companionship, but has he truly moved on?

​Will's mother Katherine — one of the few people, perhaps the only one, who loves him unconditionally — is also in recovery, from a bout with colon cancer that haunts her body and mind with the possibility of relapse.

Having experienced heartbreak, and fearful of tragedy, Will must come to terms with the rule of impermanence: to see past lost treasures and unwanted returns, to find hope and solace in the absolute certainty of change. (From Cormorant Books)

Interviews with Christopher DiRaddo

Debut author Chris DiRaddo tackles some difficult topics in his first novel: coming out of the closet to his mother and getting over a first love. "The Geography of Pluto" is also a closer look at the layout and life in Montreal's gay village. 9:00

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