Lost Between Houses

Publisher: Vintage Canada
Lost Between Houses is about a turbulent year in the life of Simon Albright, a fifteen-year-old private school boy struggling to be his sophisticated mother's best friend, the rebel his girlfriend adores and the son his father respects. Which is a hard act to pull off when your mother is distracted, your girlfriend too beautiful and your father in and out of a mental institution. Lost Between Houses unfolds with mingled sarcasm, grief and awe, and grips the reader until its startling climax.


"In its riveting evocation of teenage angst, Lost Between Houses recalls J.D. Salinger's classic Catcher in the Rye...Funny, surprisingly moving." -Maclean's

"Lost Between Houses is strongly reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye, and in fact I would go so far as to say it offers many improvements on it.-- Gilmour captures so many aspects of adolescence so well using the almost old-fashioned materials of interesting characters, carefully wrought scenes, sharp dialogue and genuine observations into human nature.... This book...is literature." -The Toronto Star

"Gilmour gives us an empathic, intelligent, and compelling narrator--The range of experiences and emotions Gilmour manages to convincingly and thrillingly express through Albright amazed me again and again--So many of the story threads and recurrent images come together so devastatingly well at the end of this book that my breath was taken away repeatedly." -National Post