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Cosmos Coyote and William the Nice

Jim Heynen

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

In this truly modern teenage love story, spirituality and sensuality burn equally bright.

"I have these two characters I hide behind. The real one is Cosmos Coyote and the phony one is William the Nice. But sometimes I get them mixed up, like now and almost all the time when I'm with you."

Cosmos DeHaag is a fast-thinking, law-bending, teenage songwriter from Seattle. In trouble with the law, he is sent to live with his conservative Christian relatives in Iowa and he splits his personality in two: William the Nice will play along, while Cosmos Coyote stays true. When he meets Cherlyn, a beautiful charismatic Christian, their passion takes them both by surprise and the lines between truth and falsehood, Cosmos and William, begin to blur. Now even Cosmos himself is unsure: is he being true when he lies, or lying when he's being true?

Jim Heynen explores teenage passion and spiritual yearning in a book for older teens that breaks boundaries and will entrance readers.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jim Heynen

  • Jim Heynen is a product of both religious, conservative Iowa, and the cutting edge Pacific Northwest. He makes his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a writer-in-residence at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. For this year, he is a writer-in-residence at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
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Cosmos Coyote and William the Nice

Jim Heynen

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