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Amy Mattes’ debut novel explores love and identity

Submitted by Rachel Stern on May 21, 2024 - 11:59am

Amy Mattes, a VIU Creative Writing student, drew inspiration from experiences of her youth to write her debut fictional novel, Late September. 

Late September tells the story of Ines, a young, grief-stricken skateboarder who is trying to leave her past behind to become someone else. She learns along the way that you can’t change who you’ve been.