Even Weirder Than Before

Even Weirder Than Before

by Susie Taylor
  • debut
  • english-from-canada
  • from-the-atlantic-canada
  • lgbtq
  • literary

Daisy’s job is to be as unobtrusive as possible. But when her father suddenly leaves and her mother breaks down, Daisy’s old life disappears, and she is set free in the rift created between her parents.

Susie Taylor’s sharp, quick-witted prose carries Daisy through a family cataclysm, relationships with boys, and her increasingly confusing feelings towards girls, especially Wanda.

A refreshingly perceptive and honest debut, Even Weirder Than Before explores the nature of family, friendships, and sexual awakenings—and introduces one of Newfoundland’s most exciting new writers.


Susie Taylor, author

Susie Taylor was born in England, grew up in Ontario and moved to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2002 where she lives in the historic town of Harbour Grace. Taylor graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.A. in Fine Arts in 2000 and her work has won the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for emerging writers, Riddle Fence’s Leaside Fiction Prize and Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards. Even Weirder Than Before is her first novel.


  • This is a fine, smart, poignant, entertaining novel. - Jury of 2015 Fresh Fish Award, WANL website Link to review


  • Winner, 2018 Arts & Letters Award (senior literary, non-fiction)
  • Winner, 2017 NLCU Fresh Fish Award for unpublished manuscript

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Breakwater Books Ltd.

email: rebecca.rose@breakwaterbooks.com

website: http://www.breakwaterbooks.com/

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: Adult

number of pages: 264

publication date: 04/19/2019

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book