Lesley Choyce is the author of over 90 books. His previous verse novel, Jeremy Stone, was shortlisted for the Governor Generalâ€ťs Award. He runs Pottersfield Press and teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University. He has won The Dartmouth Book Award, The Atlantic Poetry Prize and The Ann Connor Brimer Award. He lives at Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.
A dazzling story told in verse, of sixteen-year-old Declan Lynch and the girl whose centuries-old voice rings in his head.
One day, Declan Lynch, a regular teenager, starts hearing a girlâ€™s voice inside his head. Eventually, he even begins to see her. Though heâ€™s not certain the girl, Rebecca, is real, Declan finds himself falling for her. She shows him visions of places and people he has never seen â€” places he feels compelled to find in hopes of meeting her.
His quest takes him to County Sligo, Ireland, and its â€śthin places,â€ť spots where the earth and the spirit world seem almost to touch. His slightly crazy Uncle Seamus takes him in, as Declanâ€™s search has him wondering which world he belongs in â€” his, or the one belonging to a girl who might not even be real.