Fragements of Faith brought me back to the 90s in all its grungy glory. A fun way to relive my university days for a bit – but it also struck me that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Take out the phone cords and the VCRs and a lot of what we dealt with are still the underlying challenges for youth today – fear of the future, distaste for force changes, unrequited love and need for true friendship. This is a book for GenXers, but other ages, as well. Highly recommend! – Amazon Review
WARNING: This novel will trigger your Gen X angst.
It’s 1992 and Faith MacDonald’s final year of university in the small province of Prince Edward Island. Faith is on the cusp of adulthood and getting more and more stressed about her future with each passing day. Part of growing up means Faith needs to deal with things she’d rather forget, but she’s not confident she’s ready. Especially as she’s not thin enough yet – and being skinny will solve everything.
Besides the internal pressure of figuring out next steps, Faith tries to navigate complicated relationships with her family, her roommate, a gorgeous student she’s stalking, and every latch-key kid’s eternal babysitter: the beloved television.
Faith just wants love in her life. Or at least peace. And if she can’t find either, there’s always angry music to soothe her soul. And potato chips. But maybe the mysterious Mr.Darkness has something even better to offer …
Michelle Harris-Genge’s book is not a page-turner, but it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s not a romance novel, even though Faith’s love life is an important part of the plot. It’s rather a coming of age story where we follow Faith entering adulthood, with its share of troubles and uncertainties. If you enjoy action and want each chapter to end on a cliffhanger, this novel is not for you. On the contrary, it’s perfect for you if you want to take your time and spend a moment with a unique young woman. -Amazon Canada Review
About the Author
Michelle Harris-Genge lives deep in the woods of beautiful Prince Edward Island with her family.
Michelle had been writing in her work-world forever, but only recently plunged into the realm of sharing her creative writing. Michelle keeps busy co-writing The Terra Obscura Chronicles with her husband, Geoff. Avril’s Phoenix was her first solo effort, followed up with Fragments of Faith.
Michelle enjoys biking, skiing and finding new ways to eat chocolate. She keeps putting off getting a gym membership, even though her body isn’t pleased with being scrunched over a computer screen for entire days on end and has revolted.