The Geography of Pluto

The Geography of Pluto


The Geography of Pluto by Christopher DiRaddo

paperback, 2014

Will Ambrose, a high school geography teacher living in Montreal, has always struggled to make new connections. Echoes of his childhood feelings of alienation linger in his late twenties, even after his best friend Angie introduced him to Montreal's gay community, and make him especially afraid of losing the few people already in his orbit. After nearly losing his mother to cancer, and breaking up with his first love, Max, Will is content to live in the past, even as the present moves further out of reach.

The Geography of Pluto is a novel about impermanence, change, and the hope and despair they bring in equal measure. Through one young gay man's journey in contemporary Montreal, Christopher DiRaddo's debut reveals a simple but powerful truth: though the universe can sometimes be lonely, it is far from empty.

-from the dust jacket