Winner of the 2003 Ann Connor Brimer Award, short-listed for the 2004 White Pine Award
Martin Emerson’s family, friends, and even his therapist have trouble figuring him out. He never showed much of a reaction to the death of his mother, and his behaviour of late has been getting more and more bizarre.
And yet, his website – Emerso.com – has made him something of a cult figure to followers who believe that, if not having all the right answers, "Emerso" at least has all the right questions.
Shoulder the Sky is a rarity among young adult novels – it challenges the reader with philosophical thought and complex observations.