All That I Can Fix
In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about Ronney—he’s from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, the pill-popping mom, and the genius kid sister. If having a family like that wasn’t bad enough, the local eccentric at the edge of town decided one night to open up all the cages of his exotic zoo—lions, cheetahs, tigers—and then shoot himself dead. Go figure. Even more proof that you can't trust adults to do the right thing.
Overnight, news crews, gun control supporters, and gun rights advocates descend on Makersville, bringing around-the-clock news coverage, rallies, and anti-rallies with them. With his parents checked out, Ronney is left tending to his sister’s mounting fears of roaming lions, stopping his best friend from going on a suburban safari, and shaking loose a lonely boy who follows Ronney wherever he goes. Can Ronney figure out a way to hold it together as all his worlds fall apart?
From acclaimed author Crystal Chan comes an incisive tale of love, loyalty, and the great leaps we take to protect the people and places we love most.
Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for All That I Can Fix
The audio rights are handled by Liz Farrell.
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What does a runaway cheetah, a John Lennon poster, a girl named George, a pair of jeans riddled with question marks and Jello have in common? Crystal Chan’s life-affirming new novel, All That I Can Fix.
A superbly entertaining read that weaves issues of mental health and gun control with adolescent angst.
At a time when high-school students are campaigning for change, this book is sure to be in demand.
This is a fitting read for complicated times.
This compelling, ambitious novel has just the right touch of the absurd to balance its serious themes.